OR man gets 85 years in ex-girlfriend's WA death

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SOUTH BEND, Wash. (AP) -- An Oregon businessman and former police officer has been sentenced to nearly 85 years in prison for the 2009 murder of his ex-girlfriend on a busy Washington beach.

The Daily News of Longview said 49-year-old Brian Brush was sentenced Thursday in Pacific County, Wash., Superior Court.

A jury convicted Brush of first-degree murder last December in the Sept. 11, 2099, fatal shooting of Lisa Bonney near downtown Long Beach. The shotgun shooting occurred during an annual car rally that draws thousands of people to Washington's Long Beach Peninsula.

Two Long Beach police officers witnessed the shooting and rushed to arrest Brush.

Brush is a former Medford, Ore., police officer who was an owner of North River Boats near Roseburg, Ore.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com