Robert Curry will spend 25 years behind bars

Harlan County, Kentucky - Update 4/9/14

A Harlan County man will spend 25 years behind bars.

In February, a jury found Robert Curry guilty of murder.

He beat Bruce Penix to death in September 2012. A jury recommended 25 years.
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A jury found Robert Curry guilty of murder in the beating death of Bruce Penix.

A jury deliberated about four hours in the murder trial of Robert Curry this afternoon.

Prosecutors say Curry beat Bruce Penix to death in September 2012.

On Tuesday, the medical examiner testified Penix died from severe head injuries.

The penalty phase is underway.


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