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Illinois man's murder sentence raised to 65 years in retrial

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URBANA, Ill. (AP) - An eastern Illinois man has been retried and resentenced to 65 years in prison - 30 years more than he originally received - for shooting his brother to death in 2010.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1B7Zjn0 ) 46-year-old Brian Maggio of Savoy was resentenced Wednesday in Champaign County in the death of 32-year-old Mark Maggio. Authorities said he shot his brother at a grocery store their family owned in Tolono as part of a long-running feud about money.

Maggio pleaded guilty in 2011 and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. But Maggio claimed on appeal that his sentence was too little. It was a ploy to get a retrial in hopes of a lesser sentence.

But the effort failed when Judge Heidi Ladd on Tuesday sentenced him to 65 years.

Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com

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