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Erie Judge Rules Murder Suspect Is Guilty of First Degree Murder

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After a court hearing that lasted a day and a half, a judge has ruled an Erie man is guilty of first degree murder.

Judge John Garhart made that ruling late Tuesday afternoon, after hearing hours of testimony over two days.

49-year old Robert Quick plead guilty last week to the beating death of 35-year old Adrian Page.

Page's body was found last March near Quick's back yard on Erie's east-side.

Quick's lawyer left it up to a judge to decide the degree of homicide.

First degree murder means Quick will spend the rest of his life in prison, without parole.

Had the judge ruled it was third degree murder, he was looking at a 20 to 40 year sentence.

Our Lisa Adams was in the courtroom for day two of testimony. Tune in to WICU & WSEE for a full report.

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