UPDATE: Man gets life sentence for 2017 murder in Smiths Station

Man accused of 2017 murder in Smiths Station pleads guilty
UPDATE: Man gets life sentence for 2017 murder in Smiths Station

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - A man who pleaded guilty in a 2017 murder in Lee County, Alabama has learned how long he will be in jail.

Rodney Day was arrested for the murder of Ricky Brooks, who was found strangled inside his Smiths Station home in January 2017.

Day was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

In addition to murder, Day also pleaded guilty to theft charges.

Law enforcement officials say Brooks’ television, cell phone, and receiver was stolen from his home. His car was also stolen and found near Day’s home in Phenix City.

Officials say both Day and Brooks are believed to have known each other in some capacity.

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