UPDATE: Salisbury woman sentenced for role in 2017 group murder

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Authorities announced a woman's sentence exactly a year after she and five other individuals were involved in the murder of a Salisbury man.

The Office of the State's Attorney for Wicomico County says on on Friday, 40-year-old Brandi Upshur was sentenced to life in the Maryland Department of Corrections for a conviction first degree murder, robbery and related offenses. Upshur was convicted back in May for her role in the July 2017 death of 32-year-old Tavin Molock.

On July 30, Upshur and the other individuals brutally assaulted and robbed Molock. Twenty-eight-year-old Raymond Murray used his prosthetic leg as a weapon during the incident. The victim was then left to die on a front lawn in the 400 block of Bethel Street. 

The following five individuals were convicted for their role in the murder:

-Eddie Smith (pleaded guilty, sentenced to 25 years in prison)
-Brandon Yarns (pleaded guilty 2nd degree assault)
-Edward Winder (found guilty of first and second degree murder, sentenced to life)
-Murray was convicted of 22 counts related to the 2017 murder back in April. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

On Friday, 24-year-old Genequa Winder was found guilty of assault second degree by a Wicomico County jury. She was sentenced to three years with 18 months suspended. Authorities say she will serve time locally at the Wicomico County Detention Center. She will also be on supervised probation for two years after her release.

Hammond Taylor was found not guilty in connection to the 2017 murder.

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