Court officials: Man sentenced to 50 years in prison for Illinois murder
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 7:51 AM CST
WAYNE CO., Ill. (WFIE) - The man convicted for the murder of Megan Nichols has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Brodey Murbarger was found guilty back in October for the 2014 murder of 15-year-old Megan Nichols in Fairfield.
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His sentencing began at 2 p.m. on Friday.
Our 14 News crew was in the courtroom for Murbarger’s sentencing.
We will update this story as it develops.
Murbarger requested a new trial and the motion was denied by a judge last week.
He was arrested in 2020.
Police say Nichols was initially considered a missing person until her remains were found in Wayne County in 2018.
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