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Man from Lawrence County, Previously Charged with Murder, Sentenced on Weapons Charges

A man from Lawrence County will spend a decade in prison on weapons charges.

Lawrence Timmons was found guilty in July on six counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, and was sentenced Tuesday to ten years in jail without parole.

Reports say he was charged in 2019 to the six weapons charges, as well as murder charges.

Timmons was charged with murder in the death of Cynthia Smith in July of 1988. Prosecutors say there was not enough evidence to convict, and the charges were eventually dropped.

Timmons was sentenced to ten years for each of the six counts, but the judge ruled they be served concurrently. The judge also granted time served.