Former MLK Aide Sentenced for Incest Conviction
October 15, 2008 - 5:02 PMA top lieutenant to Martin Luther King Jr. has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for incest.
The prison sentence was the most severe the Virginia circuit judge could impose. Sentencing guidelines called for a term of probation.
The 71-year-old Bevel revealed during his testimony Wednesday that he was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He says doctors estimate he has six weeks to six months to live.
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