Julian was convicted in June of first-degree murder in the death of Lynn M. Spicer after a one-day bench trial. Jeffrey had been dating Spicer for several months before her death.
Julian's younger brother, Craig A. Julian, was convicted of first-degree murder in 2011 for his role in the crime. He's serving a life sentence in state prison.
The brothers are accused of killing the 33-year-old and then burying her body in a shallow backyard grave Aug. 21, 2010.
County Prosecutor Kurt Asbury called Jeffery, "a truly evil individual."
During sentencing, Jeffery defended his and his brother's actions, by calling the court system "the evil one."
"I don't see how I'm the evil one, when you guys put my brother away," Jeffery said. "He did the only reasonable thing he could do, because if he had not helped me … there would have gone a whole lifetime of friendship, of love and trust."
In response, Bay County Circuit Judge Harry P. Gill justified the sentence, telling Jeffery that he fully deserves the maximum sentence.
"I think your statement to court reveals a lot about you," he said. "It reveals the danger you present to our society."
Copyright 2012 WNEM (Meredith Corporation.) All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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