March 5, 2006 - Posted at 12:33 p.m. CST
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A southwest Missouri man is sentenced to
life in prison without parole for killing his brother.
Greg Norman was convicted in January of first-degree murder for
killing his brother Rick Norman, a photographer in Springfield.
Prosecutors say the December 18th, 2001 slaying was the result of a
dispute over the estate of the siblings' deceased father.
In handing down the sentence Friday, Greene County Judge Thomas
Mountjoy agreed with a jury's recommendation.
The judge rejected the defense attorney's request for an
acquittal and a new trial. Cooley said that testimony about weapons
found at Greg Norman's home prejudiced the jury.
The gun used to kill Rick Norman has never been found, but
ammunition at Greg Norman's home matched bullets recovered from his