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Deal sentenced to life in prison

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Harold Deal was sentenced today by Etowah County Circuit Judge Allen Millican to life imprisonment for the 2011 shooting death of Ian Taylor. Deal, was found guilty of Murder last month by an Etowah County jury and was sentenced as a habitual felony offender with at least seven prior felony convictions.

Deal claims it was self-defense. Through witness testimony, prosecutors were able to prove that Deal shot and killed Taylor while he was visiting Deal at his home in January 2011.