Man gets prison time for 2010 killing

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Brundidge pled guilty to second-degree murder

By Alice Du Pont

A 41-year-old man accused of shooting and killing an Attapulgus, Ga., man in 2010 will spend time in prison.

Earl Brundidge Jr. was sentenced Jan. 23 to 30 years in the Department of Corrections with a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years and 20 years in DOC with a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years after he entered a guilty plea of one count of second-degree murder and one county of aggravated assault with a firearm.

He was ordered to pay $895 in fines and assessments and given credit for 999 days served.

The recommendation to DOC was to place him in a facility near Gadsden County.

Brundidge, now 41, had been charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the shooting death of then-26-year-old Caleb Carlisle on May 3, 2010, at the Welco Lounge on U.S. Highway 90 West.

A report released by the Quincy Police Department stated that Carlisle was shot twice in the stomach with a .22-caliber handgun.

The report alleged Brundidge and Carlisle had exchanged words and that Brundidge left the area only to return approximately 15 minutes later with a gun in his hand.

One witness told authorities that Brundidge said to Carlisle, “Don’t mess with me,” and began shooting.