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Ex-Virginia deputy gets 3 life terms for shooting

Wednesday - 5/8/2013, 2:59pm  ET

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- A former Franklin County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to three life terms for the fatal shooting of his ex-wife and the wounding of a Virginia State Police sergeant.

Media outlets report that Roanoke Circuit Judge Charlie Dorsey sentenced 34-year-old Jonathan Agee on Wednesday.

Agee pleaded no contest in January in Roanoke to first-degree murder in Jennifer Agee's shooting. It occurred on Memorial Day 2011 in the parking lot of a convenience store in Roanoke.

He also pleaded no contest in Montgomery County in January to charges related to the wounding of former State Police Sgt. Matthew Brannock during a chase on Interstate 81 shortly after the Roanoke shooting.


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