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Mager gets life without parole

December 11, 2012
Emily Siegmon - News Staff Writer , The Alpena News

ATLANTA - In October, a jury found Henry Mager guilty on five counts, including the murder of his uncle Terry Lee. On Monday in the Montmorency County Courthouse 26th Circuit Court Judge Michael Mack sentenced him to life in prison without parole for homicide, safe breaking, unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle, felony firearms, and home invasion of the first degree.

"The hearing took about 15 minutes to a half hour because there was a legal issue," Prosecutor Terrie Case said. "There were five counts, including felony murder and underlying felonies. He was convicted and sentenced for five counts and felony murder carries no parole."

The murder of Lee, 54, occurred on Oct., 23, 2011, at his Atlanta home, and Mager was found guilty on five counts on Oct. 29, 2012, after a week and a half of testimony and evidence supporting Mager caused Lee's death.

"He is a very, very dangerous man. He never had any remorse or concerns about his uncle dying," Case said. "He also had callous plans about breaking out of jail and possibly murdering other people in the future. I was afraid if things didn't go his way he'd end up harming more people."

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