Jury finds Vernal man guilty of murder

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 31 2011 7:31 p.m. MDT

"He wasn't too drunk to do that," Lamb said.

Mark Scott, a lifelong friend of Bedwell's who was in court when the guilty verdict was read, called it "a relief."

"If (Feldmiller) had walked out of here today, I would have been floored," Scott said. "I'd never be able to understand anything like that."

He described Bedwell as someone who was larger than life, a friend to everybody, with a knack for telling great stories.

"We could do the same thing together and his story, everybody would fall down laughing," Scott recalled. "My story, everybody would say, 'Really?'

"I still miss him," he added.

Feldmiller is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 15 to a mandatory term of 15 years to life in prison.

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