45 years is the sentence for the man convicted of killing his half-brother. Joseph Coffman was found guilty of first degree murder following the death of his half-brother just east of Hannibal during the early morning hours of July 19, 2014. Coffman was sentenced Wednesday in Pike County, Illinois following his conviction in the stabbing death of Dennis Coffman along I-72 near the Hull exit. Coffman must serve 100 percent of the sentence and participate in a mandatory three year supervised release after his prison term is complete.

Kurt Parsons