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Florida man gets life in prison for fatal robbery

January 23, 2019

CLEWISTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal robbery.

The News-Press reports that 42-year-old Bubba O’Connor was sentenced Tuesday after being convicted of murder and other charges.

Authorities say O’Connor and 49-year-old Wendy Michelle Soucier attacked 72-year-old Cherry Ermine and her boyfriend, 69-year-old Frank Jansson, at a Clewiston home in 2016. Both were beaten and stabbed. Ermine died at the scene. Jansson, who survived, managed to get to his vehicle and find help before being airlifted to a Fort Myers hospital.

Soucier was previously convicted of similar charges and sentenced to life in prison.

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Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, http://www.news-press.com

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