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The “muscle” for one of the most violent and powerful drug gangs was sentenced today to two life terms in federal prison for the killing of one man and the attempted murder of another.

Juan Rivera-Velez (pictured), known as Two-Face because the left side of his head was disfigured in a flaming car accident, was convicted by a jury last November in the 1996 murder of Miguel Batista and the attempted murder of Rafael Colon-Rodriguez seven years later.

Both shootings were carried out on behalf of convicted drug kingpin Raymond Morales, who controlled a multimillion-dollar cocaine ring. Morales became a cooperating witness in 2004 and was the key prosecution witness in the case.

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