Beckley man gets 40 years for murder

BECKLEY (WOAY) – Tahim Simmons is looking at spending up to the next 40 years of his life in prison.

He pleaded guilty last month to murdering Calvin Carlisle, who is from Detroit.  Simmons took a Kennedy plea though, which mean he does not accept guilt.

Judge Robert Burnside gave him the maximum sentence today – 40 years.

Investigators say after Simmons shot and killed Carlisle, they found his body a few weeks later hidden under a pile of brush.

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