Dion Phoenix Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison

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One of three men charged in a Louisa County murder case will spend 45 years behind bars. 

Dion Phoenix was sentenced to a combined 45 years in prison on seven charges, including felony possession of a gun, entering a house armed, and first-degree murder.

Police arrested Phoenix, Darcel Murphy, and Tobias Owens in April 2016 in connection to what police believe to be shootout in March 2016 at the home of 43-year-old Kevin Robinson, who was killed. 

The judge suspended Phoenix' life sentence on the murder charge to 30 years behind bars. He was assigned indefinite probation upon release. 

The cases against Murphy and Owen are still pending.