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Swain Sentenced To Life In Prison For Her Part In Bradley’s Murder

Posted: January 17, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Heather Carlene Swain was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for kidnapping in addition to a mandatory life sentence for her role in the murder of Ronnie Lee Bradley.

Legal Lingo

Sentence

The punishment given to a person convicted of a crime. A sentence is ordered by the judge, based on the verdict of the jury within the possible punishments set by state law. Concurrent sentences, in which the prison time for more than one crime is served at the same time, last as long as the longest term. Consecutive sentences are served one after another.

Source: The Legal Dictionary

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