Update: Man sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder, assault

Published: Aug. 6, 2019 at 6:09 PM EDT
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January 10, 2020

Michael Collier will spend the next 35 years in prison.

Two years ago, Collier killed his father-in-law and injured two others in a shooting.

Thursday, a judge sentenced Collier to 20 years for the murder charge and 15 years for assault.

December 12, 2019

Thursday, a man pleaded guilty in connection to a Laurel County murder.

Michael Collier will learn his punishment January 9.

Collier shot and killed his father-in-law two years ago. Two others, including his estranged wife, were injured.

Collier pleaded guilty to murder and two counts of assault. The recommended sentence is 20 years.

December 2, 2019

There was a delay in a Laurel County murder case.

Court officials said prosecutors and defense attorneys are discussing a potential plea agreement for Michael Paul Collier.

A status hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11.

November 26, 2019

A Laurel County murder trial is set to begin next week.

Michael Paul Collier is accused of shooting and killing his father-in-law. Two others were injured.

Collier faces murder and first-degree assault charges. Jury selection is expected to begin Monday.

August 6, 2019

Jury selection was expected to begin Tuesday in Michael Paul Collier's case but was delayed.

Collier is accused of shooting and killing his father-in-law Gordon Browning. His estranged wife, Jessica Collier, and Amy Lyons were also injured in the shooting.

The trial was continued until August 27th.

Collier faces murder and assault charges.

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