Madison Co. man gets 85 years for murder, robbery

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ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) — A Madison County man will spend 85 years in prison for murdering a man near Lapel in January 2013.

A judge sentenced Malcolm Cobb on Monday to 65 years for murder and 20 years for robbery. He was convicted by a jury in January of killing 22-year-old Spencer Smith.

Cobb had maintained that Smith died while Cobb was acting in self defense. At the time of the murder, Cobb is the one who called 911.

Police at the time said Cobb and Smith had gotten into a fight. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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