Madison Co. man gets 85 years for murder, robbery

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ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) — A Madison County man will spend 85 years in prison for murdering a man near Lapel in January 2013.

A judge sentenced Malcolm Cobb on Monday to 65 years for murder and 20 years for robbery. He was convicted by a jury in January of killing 22-year-old Spencer Smith.

Cobb had maintained that Smith died while Cobb was acting in self defense. At the time of the murder, Cobb is the one who called 911.

Police at the time said Cobb and Smith had gotten into a fight.

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