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Teen sentenced in Lawrence County murder

Teen sentenced in Lawrence County murder
Posted at 4:45 PM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 22:07:54-05

The final sentence is handed down in the murder of a Lawrence County man.

18-year-old Dillon Hicks was one of three teens charged in connection with the death of 43-year-old Rodney Allender.

Allender's body was found in the garage of his home in February 2014.

An autopsy revealed that he died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Hicks was sentenced Monday to 65 years in prison.

According to a plea agreement, Hicks will serve 55 years for the murder and 10 years for conspiracy to commit burglary consecutively.

Upon release, he will be required to register as a violent offender.

Hicks waived his right to appeal.

Austin Curtis, 19, was sentenced in September 2014 to 55 years with 10 of those years suspended.

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Taylor Flynn, 21, was sentenced in April 2015 to 65 years with seven years suspended.

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