Rand Man Sentenced to Life
A Rand man who pleaded guilty last week to first-degree murder will spend the rest of his life behind bars. 20-year old Brent Burdette has received a life sentence in the shooting death of 21-year-old William Cordle III last July. The sentence came as part of a plea agreement that makes him eligible to apply for parole after serving 15 years, minus the 333 days he has served since his arrest. The trial had been scheduled to start Monday, but the plea deal circumvented the trial. Cordle was a server at Buffalo Wild Wings, and prosecutors say he died from a single blast from a sawed-off 20-gauge shotgun.