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Va. Circuit Court judge sentences man to 48 years for murders of Lyon sisters

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LyonSisters Montgomery County policePhotos of sisters Sheila Lyon, 12, and Katherine Lyon, 10, before their disappearance in 1975. COURTESY PHOTOS  Bedford County Circuit Court Judge James W. Updike Jr. sentenced a man to 48 years for the murders of two young girls who disappeared from Montgomery County in 1975, according to court records.

Lloyd Lee Welch pleaded guilty to the first-degree murders he committed March 25, 1975, of sisters Sheila Mary Lyon, 12, and Katherine Mary Lyon, 10, according to court records.

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New leads in Lyon case

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Welch Jr Lloyd Lee front emailTHAXTON, Va. – Recently unsealed documents have revealed information confirming the involvement of multiple people and the relevance of property in the 1975 kidnapping of the Lyon sisters.

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