East Prairie man pleads guilty to murder, sentenced

Monday, June 17, 2013 ~ Updated 4:07 PM
Robert M. Christian

CHARLESTON -- An East Prairie man pleaded guilty Monday to the 2010 beating death of his girlfriend.

Robert Christian, 29, entered a plea of guilty to murder in the second degree for beating his girlfriend, Laura Faison, to death on Nov. 13, 2010. He appeared before Judge David Dolan in the 33rd Judicial Circuit courtroom at the Mississippi County Courthouse in Charleston.

Christian waived his right to a Sentencing Advisory Report and was sentenced to 24 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

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