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Navarre man faces 5 life sentences in 2002 murder case

A Navarre man will never be a free man again after he was convicted of kidnapping, raping and shooting an Okaloosa County woman.

Phillip Merriel was sentenced to five concurrent life sentences.
He was also ordered to register as a sex offender.

In December 2002, Merriell abducted a woman, beat her, and held her for hours at gun point before she was able to escape.