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    SAN BERNARDINO -- Gary Gallion, the co-defendant in a murder trial for San Bernardino television repairman John "Jack" Cone, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Tuesday.

    Gallion was present and in custody for the hearing, which was held in the San Bernardino Superior Courthouse.

    "We believe it's appropriate, based on his actions and conduct," Deputy District Attorney Cary Epstein said regarding the prison term.

    Defense lawyer James Gass said he will file an appeal on behalf of Gallion.

    Laurie Cone, the wife of Jack Cone, was sentenced on April 9 to a life term in state prison for her role in the slaying of her husband in their North Sierra Way home last year.

    Her lawyer, Ed Congdon, said he too plans to file an appeal.

    In March, Laurie Cone, 48, and Gallion, 30, were found guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree robbery and first-degree residential burglary in the death of 64-year-old Jack Cone.

    Laurie Cone was also found guilty of soliciting two other men to commit the murder.

    On April 2, 2012 Jack Cone was found bound and fatally beaten in his home, which doubled as his television-repair shop. Laurie Cone was out gambling with her daughter at a local casino while Jack Cone was attacked, officials said.

    Officials believe Laurie Cone partnered with Gallion, and the two devised a plan to break into Jack's house then rob and kill him.

    During the trial, Epstein played a surveillance video that showed a man sneaking up to the house, then breaking in with a crowbar in the early hours of April 2, 2012.

    The video also showed the man, who matched Gallion's physical features and had tattoos in the same places on his body, going in and out of Cone's gun room. The man beat on the security door for about an hour and eventually removed several guns and other items from the room.

    Gallion's mother, Lori Johnson, said the video never shows interaction between the robber and Jack Cone.

    "There is no evidence or proof that he (Gary) murdered that man," Johnson said Tuesday.

    Johnson said her son did not receive a fair trial, and if she was allowed to address the judge she would ask to reduce Gallion's sentence.

    "I want to see an out date," she said. "I want an out date. "

    A third defendant in the case, Shawna Bayless, is scheduled to be sentenced today.

    Bayless accepted a plea deal right before the trial and testified against the defendants as part of her agreement.