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Update: Convicted killer, David Easter sentenced to more than 25 years

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Shortly before 3 o'clock Friday afternoon David Easter has been sentenced to 25 and a half years - 306 months - in prison for the murder of 23-year-old Spencer Brown last summer.

Easter shot and killed Spencer Brown at Myre-Big Island State Park in August 2016. He was convicted of 2nd degree murder on all counts in April. His defense attorneys filed for a new trial because they say there was an issue with jury instruction, judge Steven Schwab denied that.

The defense attorneys also asked for Easter to be put on probation, but judge Schwab said Easter showed no remorse throughout the trial, and given that there are no community resources to help Easter with rehabilitation, the request for probation was denied.

The court listened to emotional victim impact statements from Brown's 7 siblings, his mother, his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her uncle.

The defense also requested leniency with the sentence -- that the judge not sentence within the range of 261 to 367 months but sentence him to less than 261 months.

That was also denied.

The prosecutor also requested Restitution on behalf of Brown's mother of $5081.48, to be paid out of pocket from Easter's prison wages.
Easter must spend 17 years in prison, the rest can be served on supervised release. 

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More than five months after a jury found him guilty of Murder, David Easter is learning his fate in Freeborn County Court. 

Easter shot and killed Spencer Brown at Myra-Big Island State Park in August 2016. 

He was convicted of 2nd degree murder on all counts in April. 

Easter claimed the shooting was in self-defense because Brown approached him with what appeared to be a bat, but the jury didn't buy it. 

This morning, Easter's attorney asked for a re-trial. That request was denied by Judge Schwab.

During a mid-morning recess, the pre-sentencing investigation was looked over.

Sentencing got underway at 10:45 a.m. after getting delayed more than once during the summer. 

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