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Lussier gets 15 years in prison for role in Valliere murder


January 31, 2019

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JAMES LUSSIER, left, addresses the family of Wayne M. Valliere Jr. Wednesday in Iron County Court during the sentencing hearing for his role in Valliere's murder. Lussier was sentenced to 15 years in prison, 15 years of extended supervision and eight years probation.


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HURLEY - It was an emotional day in Iron County Court Wednesday as James Lussier was sentenced to prison for his role in the murder of Wayne Valliere Jr.

Judge Patrick Madden followed the prosecutor's recommendation and sentenced Lussier to 15 years in prison and another 15 years of extended supervision, along with another eight years of probation to be served after the first sentence.

"Young man, everyone here wishes you weren't there (at the murder scene) - but you were. That was a choice you made and it was a very bad choice," Madden said, a...

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