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Judge sentences Marshall Co. man to maximum penalty

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A judge sentenced a killer Monday to 99 years in prison for the murder of a Marshall County business owner.

During the hearing, the judge made note that there is no motive of why this happened. It appears, for now, Wesley Burgess plans to take that to his grave. Burgess received the maximum penalty for the crime, which prosecutors and the judge both said was one of the most gruesome murders in recent years.

Officers found Ricky Moody dead at Motors and Cash in Oct. 2009. His body had more than 30 stab wounds, and autopsy results showed he had been badly beaten.

Last month, a jury convicted Burgess of murder after prosecutors put on a case that showed Burgess' blood and DNA at the scene of the crime.

Family members said Monday they are now trying to seek closure.

"Just knowing he will be locked up, and that is a relief, but now we have to just live the rest of our lives," said Kathy Moody, Ricky Moody's wife.

Officers took Burgess back to the county jail, where he awaits transfer to the state prison system.

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