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Maximum Sentence For Murderer Of Elderly Woman

Last updated on Thursday, September 27, 2007

(AUBURN) - A Dekalb County man has gotten the maximum 65-year sentence for beating a 91-year-old woman to death.

Authorities say Ricky Vires smashed in Novella Tarlton's skull during a break-in to get money to buy alcohol.

He pleaded guilty to murder in exchange for dismissal of burglary and theft charges.

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