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Mercer County man sentenced on murder and kidnapping charges

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The latest now on a murder and kidnapping case 59 news has been following for you.

Tracy Lee Atwell of Spanishburg was sentenced to life with mercy Wednesday afternoon in Mercer County court.

Atwell admitted to killing his wife in April and taking the couple's young daughter, Portia.
He then lead police on a two-day manhunt last year.  They both were found safely a few days later, not far from home.

Atwell received the life sentence for the murder charge.

He was sentenced to an additional 1-5 years for the abduction charge.