Jury recommends 27-year sentence in Fleming murder

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Associated Press

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A Rowan County jury has recommended concurrent sentences for a man convicted in a double murder.

WLEX-TV (http://bit.ly/VUG3Lm ) reported jurors returned their recommendation late Tuesday night after earlier convicting Ronald Fairchild of two counts of murder, robbery and burglary. The will of the jury means Fairchild would serve a maximum of 25.5 years. The crimes could have brought the death penalty or a life prison term.

Fairchild was convicted in the 2005 Fleming County killing of Marlene Mauk and Donald Walker in Walker's home. He will be sentenced in February.

Two other men — Rodney Dodson and Jason Jackson — earlier pleaded guilty to murder charges and will be sentenced on Friday.

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Information from: WLEX-TV, http://www.wlextv.com

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