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Subject of Colorado manhunt handed 35-year prison sentence

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado man who evaded police for 14 hours during a manhunt in March has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to seven felony charges.

The Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald reports that 34-year-old Adam Fulford addressed the Fort Collins court before a judge accepted the plea deal with the stipulated sentence Thursday.

Fulford apologized to Tara Hildebrand. She and her two children were injured when authorities say Fulford struck their vehicle during a high-speed police chase.

Fulford says he was convinced officers would use deadly force, so he ran and hid. He says he covered himself with mud and rocks during the overnight search, and police came within feet of him.

Hildebrand also spoke and criticized the Larimer County Sheriff's Office for continuing the pursuit despite knowing Fulford's address.

Information from: Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald, http://www.reporterherald.com/

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