Man sentenced to life for 2011 Walker murder

6:06 PM, Feb 14, 2013   |    comments
  • Karl Cornelious Cotton, Jr.
  • Jamie Powell, murdered in her Old Orchard apartment on March 5, 2011.
  • Family members and friends of Jamie Powell held a vigil in her memory on April 5, 2011.
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A man, convicted in the murder of a Walker woman will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Thursday afternoon, Judge Mark Trusock gave Karl Cotton the mandatory life sentence of first degree murder.

In January, a jury found the Benton Harbor man guilty of killing 30-year-old Jamie Powell. She was shot inside her unit at the Old Orchard Apartments on March 5, 2011.

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