Man convicted of killing Marine in Lexington sentenced to life without parole


The judge accepted the jury’s recommendation for life in prison for Dawan Mulazim

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – A judge has sentenced the man convicted of killing a U.S. Marine in Lexington to life without parole.

Dawan Mulazim was found guilty of murder and robbery in October 2019 in the shooting that killed Jonathan Price and injured his wife.

Back in 2014, the couple was waiting for a ride outside of Austin City Saloon when investigators say Mulazim and another man robbed and shot them.

The judge accepted the jury’s recommendation for life in prison.

The judge sentenced Mulazim to 78 years in prison on other charges.

This was Mulazim’s second trial in this murder case.

The jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict for murder charges against him in 2018.

Another man was sentenced in this case.

The jury found Quincinio Canada not guilty in the 2014 murder of Marine Jonathan Price. He was found guilty in three robbery charges.

The jury recommended a 50-year prison sentence in total for Canada, stemming from his multiple robbery charges at the Quality Inn, just days before Price’s death.

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