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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

August 8, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A federal judge extended the jail sentence for Don Harrell, instead of reducing it as Harrell asked.

Don Harrell was sentenced to 60 months in prison after pleading guilty to Obstruction of Justice charges for influencing the testimony of a potential witness over the Ramada Limited Motel fire in Donalsonville.

Harrell appealed the sentence claiming it was unreasonably high.

During a hearing Wednesday and Thursday, witnesses housed at an Alabama Federal Correctional Institution told a judge Harrell told them of his plan to pay someone to cause harm or death to certain witnesses who testified against him and co-defendants.

The judge extended Harrell's sentence by 15 months, saying it was further proof of Harrell's disregard and absolute disdain for the law.

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