One of two brothers convicted in 2015 Escambia County murder

Photo Courtesy: Marion County Jail
Photo Courtesy: Marion County Jail

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) – One of two brothers accused of killing a woman they met at a bar has been sentenced to life in prison.

30-year-old Daniel Durning was sentenced Wednesday immediately after jurors found him guilty of first-degree murder.

Durning’s brother, 36-year-old Aaron Durning, is scheduled for trial next month on the same charge. Authorities say the brothers met 57-year-old Lisa Barberi at a bar next to a Pensacola hotel in November 2015.

Surveillance video shows the three people leave the bar and go back toward the motel.

They all ended up in Barberi’s room, and footage shows the brothers leave two hours later.

A maid found the woman’s body the next morning. She had been beaten, stabbed, mutilated and burned with an iron.

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