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Kessler, Robinson sentenced in Sands murder case

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Dana Kessler and Timothy Robinson were sentenced a day after being convicted of murdering Jeffrey Morgan at the Sands Apartment complex in Columbus in April of 2012, WRBL News 3 media partner The Ledger-Enquirer reports.

Kessler was sentenced to life without parole, the newspaper reports. He was sentenced to an additional five years for using a firearm to commit a crime. Robinson was sentenced to life with parole plus give years probation.

Investigators say 25-year-old Kessler and 20-year-old Robinson met Morgan in a parking lot, on the pretense of a drug deal. But police say they had other plans: a robbery.

The jury deliberated for five hours.

A third suspect, Edward Love, will face charges in Russell County at a later date.

James Brierton

James joined WRBL News 3 with experience from CNN, NBC News and his own hyper-local news site. He manages the WRBL News 3 Web desk. More>>

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