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Man sentenced for murder filed appeal

HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -

A man sentenced to 60 years for murder has filed an appeal.

James Burns, 56, of Brookport was convicted of the murder of 73-year-old Thomas Condon.

In 2006, Burns pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal for shooting Condon in the back of the head in his home in Harrisburg.

In exchange, Burns was sentenced to 45 years in prison.  But then, Burns appealed his plea and he won.  That started the trial process all over again.

This second trial ended in a guilty verdict and he was sentenced to 60 years on March 2.

On March, 5, Burns filed an appeal.

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