Islamic State 'Beatle' sentenced to life 'a victory' -victim's brother

STORY: "Today is a victory for humanity of the poisonous and destructive ideologies that fuel terrorism. Alexanda Kotey will spend the rest of his life in prison," Haines said.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis in Alexandria, Virginia, held an emotionally charged sentencing hearing for London-born Kotey, 38, who pleaded guilty to murdering U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and aid workers Kayla Mueller and Peter Kassig.

Hostages held by Kotey and his fellow militants nicknamed them "The Beatles" for their British accents. The hearing included testimony from victims' relatives.

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