LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- A jury is recommending 35 years in prison for a Richmond man who was convicted of killing his 86-year-old mother-in-law in Lynchburg.
According to media reports, sentencing is scheduled for July 16 for 50-year-old Scott Crissman Miles for the beating death of Lynda Yeatts Slocum. Jurors who convicted Miles on Wednesday of first-degree murder recommended the 35-year sentence on Thursday.
Prosecutors say Miles killed Slocum in her Lynchburg home on Dec. 19, 2012. Police found her body in a chair covered with a blanket and a 25-pound magazine rack.
Miles' attorney, Scott De Bruin, said he will appeal the verdict and seek a lesser sentence.
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