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Roy Bell Sentenced in Fulton County Superior Court

Roy Bell

Roy Bell

Roy Bell, the man convicted of murdering former Knox resident, Wilma Upsall, was sentenced in Fulton County Superior Court to Life in Prison without the Possibility of Parole on a charge of Murder.

Bell was additionally sentenced to 10 years with the enhancement of 10 years on a charge of Burglary and four years with the enhancement of four years on a charge of Robbery. Those sentences will run consecutively for a total sentence of Life in Prison without the Possibility of Parole plus 28 years.

The sentence was handed down by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wayne Steele who noted that the aggravating factors heavily outweighed the mitigating factors. He called it a “senseless and cowardly act”.  More information from today’s sentencing hearing can be heard in the 5 p.m. news today.