Jackson County, Illinois, Judge Ralph Bloodworth sentenced 31-year old Brandon L. Banks, of Cape Girardeau to 103 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the murder of Marsha Brown. Banks will receive credit for time served, which was 967 days since he was arrested in St. Louis two days after the shooting, but he will be mandated to serve a total of 97 years in prison. Banks shot 40-year old Brown, of Cape Girardeau on Jan. 13, 2014, on Potters Road near Makanda, Illinois. News releases said they were in a vehicle with two other people when Banks began arguing with Brown and demanded everyone exit the vehicle. Banks then shot Brown in the face and fired two more shots into her body. Brown’s body was left on a grassy embankment to be found by Jackson County sheriff’s deputies the next day. Earlier, Banks and Brown went to a party in Carbondale when Brown called 911 and said she was being held against her will but did not know her location. Multiple law enforcement agencies assisted in the investigation.