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Martinez sentenced to life for murder conviction


Larry Martinez

A man who shot and killed a Sidney woman three years ago was sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday afternoon.

Larry Martinez shot and killed Kershman at a residence on the north side of Sidney on July 18, 2012. He was reportedly angered by a text that Kershman sent to him shortly before the shooting.

Martinez was convicted in March 2014 for the shooting.

Sentencing was originally set for May 7, 2014, but Martinez' counsel filed a competency hearing after the trail and a series of psychological tests were conducted.

Court documents say that Martinez had a driver's license, was solely...

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