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Silvey sentenced to life for 2nd-degree murder

A last-second attempt to withdraw a guilty plea was rebuffed and John Russell Silvey received a life sentence for second-degree murder. Silvey, who refused to appear Tuesday in District Court, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 10 years by Judge Robert Estes. The case ends a nearly two-year episode where Silvey shot and killed his neighbor, Michael Caudill, 41, at Caudill’s residence on Feb. 16, 2012. Silvey’s attorney, Dave Neidert, filed the motion Friday after Silvey said he was coerced into the signing the guilty plea agreement on July 1. Churchill County Chief Deputy …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Aug 20, 2013 06:47PM Published Aug 20, 2013 06:39PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.