Man sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder at Decatur restaurant

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DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — A 22-year-old Decatur man will spend decades in prison for killing an 18-year-old boy at a restaurant over two years ago.

Matthew A. Anderson Jr. was sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder before Associate Judge James R. Coryell.

WCIA reported the man killed 18-year-old Curtis Hariston at Long John Silvers in 2019. A jury found Anderson guilty of the crime last month.

Prosecutors presented video evidence in court that showed Anderson going into a bathroom and pulling out an object.

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