Convicted Killer Gets 80 Years In Prison

A grieving family will see their relative

Otto Pobanz (Credit: CSPD)

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A grieving family will see their relative's killer locked behind bars for the rest of his life.

The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office confirmed to 11 News that Otto Pobanz III was sentenced Friday to 80 years in prison for the murder of William Walsh last year. Pobanz had pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder and first-degree burglary.

Authorities say Pobanz and a second suspect shot and killed Walsh in June 2013, and left his body behind the Walgreens on Academy and Chelton.

Walsh's family told 11 News at the time of the arrests that they felt an enormous sense of relief that justice could be served in Walsh's death.

"Let the judicial system take their course now...Billy didn't deserve it. Didn't deserve it. I hope he gets what he has coming to him," Walsh's cousin Anthony Ramsey said last June in reaction to Pobanz's arrest.

Pobanz and Walsh reportedly knew each other.

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