Man convicted in murder of Marine sentenced to life in prison without parole

Posted at 3:22 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 19:30:49-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Family members of a murdered Marine sobbed as they found out the man responsible for his murder will die in prison.

On Tuesday, Dawan Mulazim was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the murder of Jonathan Price. Price was shot and killed outside of Austin City Saloon in 2014. Price's wife, Megan, was also shot, but she survived. They were out celebrating her birthday.

Mulazim and Quincinio Canada were both charged with Price's murder. Canada was acquitted of his murder and the jury failed to reach a verdict on Mulazim. The two were found guilty of unrelated robbery charges for which Mulazim was sentenced to 60 years and Canada to 50 .

A jury recommended the sentence last year and on Jan. 9, 2020, a judge agreed with their decision.

Mulazim also received an addition 78 years on top of his sentence. The defense had asked the judge to consider parole but the judge denied the request.