By JD LONG

News-Herald Staff Writer

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CADIZ – In a nearly full and emotion-filled courtroom Tuesday, Judge T. Shawn Hervey sentenced Eve Irene Kelly to the maximum of 15 and one-half years in prison for the death of Joseph Strother.

Kelly, who was originally charged with murder, felonious assault, complicity to murder and complicity to felonious assault, saw three charges amended and complicity to felonious assault dismissed on the last day of September.

The amended charges of involuntary manslaughter, obstruction of justice and theft of an automobile brought Kelly the full 15 and-a-half years.