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Life sentence for Garrett County man

December 29th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports Convicted sex offender Jeffrey‚ÄąCharles Minnick, 47, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the May 2011 slaying of Timothy Brandon Field Lax by Judge Jim Sherbin in circuit court on Friday. Minnick entered an Alford plea in February for two counts of first-degree murder for the slayings of 24-year-old Lax and 18-year-old Jessica Irene Baker. Under this plea, Minnick did not concede to being guilty of the murders but acknowledged that the state had sufficient evidence and would likely find him guilty. After hearing the statement of facts, Sherbin found Minnick guilty on both counts of first-degree murder.

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