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Deon Partridge Sentenced To Life In Prison For Sonic Murder

Posted March 12, 2004 11:16 a.m. EST

— The man convicted of murdering a fast-food restaurant worker has been sentenced to life in prison.

On Monday, the jury found Deon Partridge guilty of killing Donald Kersey during a robbery at a Raleigh Sonic Drive-In in September 2002. Partridge could have faced the death penalty.

Partridge's first trial ended in a mistrial after a key investigator committed suicide.