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Defendant takes plea deal in East Texas motel murder

Michael Browning was sentenced to 30 years in state prison. (Source: KLTV Staff) Michael Browning was sentenced to 30 years in state prison. (Source: KLTV Staff)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - One of the four East Texas men charged in a 2013 motel murder reached a plea agreement today in court.

Michael Browning was sentenced to 30 years in state prison for the death of 26-year-old Wesley Scott Lester.

Lester was murdered on June 15, 2013 at America Inn Motel in Tyler. He was shot and killed inside his motel room.

The hearings for the other three defendants: Darian Pilkinton, Broderick Smith and Lawrence Murphy are set for August 22 at 9:00 a.m. Each defendant may also reach a plea bargain.

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