By Sally Voth -- firstname.lastname@example.org
(Updated 8:55 p.m.) WOODSTOCK -- A Shenandoah County Circuit Court jury has found Jody Lynn Bradley guilty of second-degree murder in the slaying of his daughter's boyfriend, and recommended that he serve a total of 12 years in prison.
Jurors returned the verdict late Thursday afternoon. They then deliberated for nearly two hours before returning with a recommendation that Bradley serve nine years for the murder, on top of the mandatory three years for use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
Bradley, 48, of 189 Wakemans Grove Road, Edinburg, shot and killed Brendon Manning Barker, 16, a Strasburg High School student, on Jan. 6.
Bradley has always admitted shooting Barker in the attic of the Bradley home. Barker was dating Bradley's daughter Sarah against the wishes of Bradley, who had ordered him to stay away from his home and had gotten a no-trespassing notice against him.
Judge Dennis L. Hupp set Nov. 18 as Bradley's sentencing date.
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