SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after accepting a plea deal in a Missouri drug-deal shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.
The Sedalia Democrat reports that 30-year-old Antonio Harper, of the Chicago suburb of Maywood, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to one count of first-degree burglary. Harper originally was charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action, first-degree robbery and unlawful use of a weapon in the April 2018 shooting death of 42-year-old Maurice Harper Sr. in Sedalia.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Illinois: 298 New Cases, Including 11 Deaths; 52% Of Adults Fully Vaccinated
Court documents say Antonio Harper implicated himself in the shooting, telling a deputy that he only fired after he came under fire.READ MORE: Archdiocese Of Chicago Relaxes COVID-19 Protocols, Lifts Capacity Limits
His brother, 26-year-old Eric Harper, of Chicago, is charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.MORE NEWS: Man Shot While Standing Outside In Old Norwood Park
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