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Opelika man sentenced to 50 years in prison for 2013 murder

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – An Opelika man was sentenced to 50 years in prison after being found guilty of murder in March.

Montavious Askew, 22, was sentenced in a Lee County courtroom on Wednesday, and will be eligible for parole at some point. He was found guilty by a jury who deliberated for just two hours in March.

Askew was accused of the shooting that lead to the death of Andrew Jones in March 2013. Jones reportedly told police before his death that it was Askew who killed him.

During testimony, an inmate testified that Askew confessed to the murder, saying that it was a $10,000 murder-for-hire scheme.

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