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Couple caught driving with a dead body in their van, sentenced for murder

Jerry and Lisa Damron were sentenced on murder charges in a North Carolina courtroom

February 17, 2011
  • Jerry Wayne Damron, 42, of Taylorsville, NC
Jerry Wayne Damron, 42, of Taylorsville, NC

WYTHE CO., Va. — A couple found driving with a dead body in their van have now been sentenced on murder charges.

Jerry and Lisa Damron were arrested in Wythe County in July 2009 for the murder of their neighbor, Kelly Lynette Culley.

The couple was traveling from Taylorsville, North Carolina, when their van was pulled over by sheriff's deputies for speeding on Interstate-77.

Jerry Wayne Damron, 42, of Taylorsville, NC, was sentenced to life in prison on first degree murder charges in an Alexander Co., NC court room, according to court officials.

Lisa Damron, 31, was sentenced to 12-15 years in prison on second degree murder charges, court officials said.

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