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Baxley man who said in 2013 that two home invaders killed his wife pleads guilty to her murder

Special to SEGAZINE

A Baxley man who told police in January 2013 that two masked men had broken into his house, tied him up and killed his wife pleaded guilty Monday to murder in her strangulation.

Jonathan Kyle Courson, 28, pleaded guilty before Chief Superior Court Judge E.M. Wilkes III to felony murder, making a false statement and tampering with evidence in the death of his wife, 28-year-old Amanda Nicole Courson, said Jackie Johnson, district attorney of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit.

Jurors were to have reported Monday for his trial on murder and the other charges.

Wilkes sentenced Courson to life with the possibility of parole on the murder change and two terms on probation, five years for making false statements and a year for evidence tampering.

Under the current guidelines, Courson will be eligible for parole in 30 years. He would begin serving the probation after his release.

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