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Update: Man Gets 31 Years in Prison for Murder

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Circuit Court in Lynchburg Circuit Court in Lynchburg

Update 1:15 p.m.:

Lynchburg, VA - Gregory Kittrell was given a prison sentence of 31 years in total Thursday afternoon in Lynchburg. 

Kittrell got 18 years for the second degree murder charge. He could've gotten 40 just for that charge. 

Updates to come. 

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Lynchburg, VA - The jury has reached a verdict in the Gregory Kittrell murder trial in Lynchburg Thursday morning. He has been found guilty of second degree murder.

The jury is now deliberating on the length of Kittrell's sentence, which could be anywhere between five and forty years.

Kittrell is charged with killing Brian Patterson at Lynchburg's Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in February of last year.

It was an emotional day in the courtroom Wednesday as Kittrell took the stand.

On the stand, Kittrell said he and Patterson got into a fight after Patterson bumped into him. He says words were thrown, a fight started, and a group of at least four other people began hitting him in his ribs and face.

Kittrell says he broke free and then used his gun to shoot Patterson. He told the court that he regretted what happened.

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