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Asheboro man sentenced to prison for murder, robbery

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Shaun Michael Lundy

ASHEBORO, N.C. – A man has been sentenced to prison for murdering a man at an Asheboro home in 2012.

Shaun Michael Lundy pled guilty, pursuant to a plea arrangement, for the armed robbery and murder of John Russell Morris of Durham.

Lundy was sentenced to 196-248 months for second-degree murder and 80-108 months for robbery with a dangerous weapon, to be served consecutively for a total 23 years minimum and 29 years maximum.

Morris was 31 years old at the time of his death. He was killed on May 26, 2012 at Lundy’s home in Asheboro.

On the night of his murder, Morris travelled from his home in Durham to Asheboro to see Jessica Summey. Morris believed that Summey’s oldest child was biologically his and had been providing financial support for the child.

Summey called Morris that night and it is presumed, asked him to come to Asheboro. Summey was also charged as a co-defendant with Lundy and as of this date, her case has not been adjudicated.

Morris was killed in Lundy’s home and his remains were burned along with his vehicle beside the residence.