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Sentencing Day

A man, convicted of manslaughter following a deadly home invasion in Madison County, learned his fate on Thursday.

Douglas Wayne Hall was sentenced to 45 years in prison, but family members of his victim say that's not nearly long enough.

A Madison County jury found him guilty of second degree manslaughter in the death of Margaret Faye Jackson. The 2006 attack in her Big Hill home also left another man seriously injured.

Hall's attorneys had asked the judge to overturn his February conviction, but the judge denied that request.

Hall was sentenced to 10 years on the manslaughter conviction, 20 years for assault and 15 years combined on robbery and burglary charges.

Jackson's family says Hall should have to serve more time and believe if he had been tried before another man charged with the crime took a plea deal, Hall would have been given a stiffer punishment.

Tony Hodge pleaded guilty to murder in connection with the case and is serving a life sentence.


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