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Man gets 90 years for murder of girlfriend

May 14, 2013

St. Joseph Superior Judge Jerome Frese sentenced a South Bend man to 90 years for murdering his girlfriend in October 2009. This is the second time Brice Webb has been convicted and sentenced for Cherlyn Reyes’ death.

Brice Webb was convicted in the spring of 2010 for the shooting death of Reyes in October 2009. The two had been drinking and got into several physical fights after Reyes discovered through Webb’s cell phone call history that Webb had made calls to other girls. Webb shot Reyes in their apartment bathroom. He claimed it was an accident.

Following his 2010 conviction, Webb was sentenced to 95 years, but the Indiana Supreme Court reversed his conviction in 2012 and ordered a new trial. The justices believed the trial judge should have given the jury the option to consider a lesser offense of reckless homicide. Then-Chief Justice Randall Shepard and Justice Steven David dissented.

Webb was convicted again of Reyes’ murder in April and found to be a habitual offender. He will serve his sentence in the Indiana Department of Correction with no time suspended.

 

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