Cannon gets death penalty

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33-year-old convicted in October of first-degree murder committed Christmas Eve 2010

By Alice Du Pont


Once Marvin Cannon goes to jail, it is likely he will never see the light of day as a free man. On Nov. 15, Circuit Judge Jonathan Sjostrom handed down the death penalty for Cannon’s involvement in the Christmas Eve 2010 first-degree murder of Zachariah Morgan of Jackson County.


Cannon, 33, was found guilty by a 12-member jury in October of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder of Morgan’s friend, Sean Neel, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, attempted armed robbery and arson of a conveyance. 


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