Teen gets 50 years in former SC lawmaker's killing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Columbia teen has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing a 91-year-old former South Carolina lawmaker in a robbery last July.

Prosecutors said 18-year-old Jesse Lane pleaded guilty Friday to murder in the death of Francis Rawl.

Authorities say Lane broke into Rawl's home to rob him, beating the man several times in the head with a large object.

Rawl's grandson found him dead after he failed to show up at Sedgewood Country Club in Hopkins, which he owned.

Rawl served in the South Carolina House from 1947 to 1948 and from 1951 to 1952.

Two juveniles were also charged in the case, but the disposition of their cases wasn't immediately known.

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