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September 21, 2018
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WV man gets life in prison for Gallia Co. murder
Cheri Russo, WOUB News Managing Editor
(WOUB) - A West Virginia man has been sentenced to life in prison for a murder in Gallia County.

Court officials say 33-year old John Jeffers will be eligible for parole after 16 and a half years behind bars.

Jeffers was convicted earlier this week of beating 54-year old Larry Cox to death outside a Gallipolis motel last July.

Cox was a construction worker from Florida - living at the motel while on assignment.

Jeffers was later arrested in Mason County, West Virginia with Cox's car.
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