Lubbock man gets 40 years for 2007 murder - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/5/10

Lubbock man gets 40 years for 2007 murder

Monty Edler Monty Edler

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - More than two and a half years after a Lubbock man was brutally beaten and left to die, the first of three murder suspects learns his fate.

Whitney Valrie, 23, will spend the next 40 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to killing 40-year-old Monty Edler in October of 2007.

Police found his body outside a co-worker's apartment at 40th and Chicago. Invesitgators say three men kicked in Nicolas Blackburn's door. Blackburn was also injured, but was treated and released from University Medical Center that same day.

Investigators say Edler was beaten with a bottle and died five days later.

Marquise Davis, 24, and Jamin Knighten, 20, are also charged in Edler's murder. They remain behind bars at the Lubbock County Jail awaiting trial.

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