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Man gets life in slaying of Kansas bride on her wedding day


October 6, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP, Oct. 5, 2016) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of a Kansas bride as she left her reception in her wedding gown.

Thirty-nine-year-old Thomas Earl Brown Jr. of Topeka was sentenced Tuesday for premeditated first-degree murder in the May 2014 death of 42-year-old Tiffany Davenport-Ray and the attempted murder of her husband, Melvin Ray.

The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reports that under the sentence, he must serve at least 71 years and five months.

Prosecutors say shots were fired at the Topeka newlyweds from a spor...

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