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Suspect in Austin actor’s 2009 ax murder gets life in prison

February 1st, 2011 - Comments Off

Austin, Texas – Nearly 2 years after his excruciating death, a man responsible for 2009 slaying of Austin actor Louis Byron Perryman with an ax, finally, pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and aggravated assault and was sentenced to life in prison.

Under the terms of a plea agreement with prosecutors, State District Judge Brenda Kennedy sentenced 28-year old, Seth Christopher Tatum and must serve a minimum of 40 years in prison before he will be eligible for parole. Tatum was initially charged with capital murder and if convicted at trial, which had been scheduled for next week, would have had no chance at parole. Prosecutors were not seeking the death penalty.