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Trenton Easterling Sentenced To 30 Years For Murder

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MERCER COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Mercer County man, Trenton Easterling, was sentenced to 30 years for the 2016 murder of 17-year-old Tristan Cole. 

Easterling was 17-years-old when the murder happened. On Tuesday, the defense asked for reconsideration of probation or three years at the juvenile detention center. The judge denied both. 

Cole was killed in April 2016 and his body was discovered on Deep Creek Road. He had been shot multiple times with a .45 caliber handgun. An AR-15, belonging to Cole, was pawned in Nicholasville by Meagan Sims, according to police.

Another individual, Zachary Lay, was sentenced to five years for tampering with physical evidence. 

Easterling was found guilty in Cole's murder and not guilty on an additional charge of robbery related to the theft of the AR-15.

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