Kentucky

Jeffersonville man gets 20 years for murder

A Jeffersonville man accused of killing a Mount Sterling man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday for the murder.

Rick Lee Puryear, 37, was sentenced on Wednesday to serve 20 years for fatally shooting Michael A. Flora, 22, of Mount Sterling. A passerby found Flora's body Jan. 20 along Ky. 15 in Powell County, about a mile east of Slade. He had been shot multiple times, Kentucky State Police said.

Puryear pleaded guilty on Oct. 8 to murder and two lesser charges in the case.

Puryear was also sentenced to five years for tampering with physical evidence and five years for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Powell County Circuit Clerk's office.

His sentences will be served concurrently. Puryear must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

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