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Man convicted, sentenced in 1986 cold-case murder

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

A man convicted in a 26-year-old murder case will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Jimmy Lee Riley, 53, was found guilty Wednesday in the 1986 murder of Pauline McCoy, according to the Richmond County Clerk of Court's office. 

Riley was sentenced to life in prison for two counts of murder, 20 years for burglary and another 20 years for possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, according to the clerk of court's office.

The murder happened in 1986, but investigators didn't arrest Riley until June 2012.

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