Shawn Garland sentenced in brutal murder

7:34 PM, Jan 24, 2012   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine     (NEWS CENTER) -- A man from Portland has been sentenced in the brutal murder of a man who had been his friend.

Shawn Garland admits that he stabbed Rick Meyers more than 90 times, and then tried to dismember the body back in 2010.

Though Garland pleaded guilty in exchange for a sentence of 35 years or less, his attorney today argued that this could have been a case of manslaughter, given this clients mental illness.

Garland, who is now being properly medicated in jail, says he regrets what he did, but wants to take responsibility for his actions.

He was sentenced to 32 years in prison.


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