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Man found guilty in “love triangle” murder sentenced to 30 years

GENEVA COUNTY, Ala (WDHN) — A Geneva County man at the center of a  “love triangle” deadly shooting has been ordered to spend the next three decades of his life in the Alabama prison system.

Earlier this year, Jason Kersey was found guilty of manslaughter in the murder of Tony Dean, who was shot to death in the front yard of Kersey’s Samson home during a raging storm in January 2023.

Judge William Filmore brought the sentencing order down Wednesday morning. Along with his 30-year sentence, Kersey must pay $5,000 in fines to the court.

Authorities have called this case a “love triangle” since its inception as Dean went to Kersey’s home to see his estranged girlfriend, Penny Carnley, now Kersey, whom Jason Kersey was then seeing. Penny and Kersey were recently married while Kersey was in the Geneva County Jail.

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