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DeKalb County man sentenced to 2 life terms for murder

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FORT PAYNE, AL (WAFF) -

Two DeKalb County men have pleaded guilty in the 2010 murder of a Geraldine man at his home.

21-year-old Billy Ray Justice received two life sentences Thursday after pleading guilty to murder and first degree arson charges.

He and 18-year-old Richard Sharp Shelton were originally charged with capital murder.

63-year-old Jerry Burt was found dead inside his burned home.

Shelton pleaded guilty to capital murder Tuesday, but must go through a legally required mini trial next Tuesday before he can be sentenced to life without parole.


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