Cornelius to be Sentenced for Murder

| December 6, 2012
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Update: Cornell Cornelius, 21, was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for the death of Jason Abernathy, 34.

A 21-year-old Clinton man will be sentenced today after pleading guilty to second degree murder in the death of 34-year-old Jason Abernathy. Cornell Cornelius is scheduled to appear in a Henry County courtroom at 1 p.m. Cornelius killed Abernathy in Hurt Park, August of 2011. He was also accused of trying to shoot Richard McNabb Jr. Cornelius faces up to 30 years to life in prison.

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