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Last defendant in Pittsburg students' death sentenced


August 25, 2017

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — The last of five defendants in the death of a Pittsburg State University student has been sentenced.

Tyler Smith was sentenced Friday to two years and four months in prison for conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery as his role in the 2014 death of 20-year-old Taylor Thomas. Smith also was ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution with other defendants in the case.

The Pittsburg Morning-Sun reports Smith was accused of planning a robbery that led to Thomas' death. Authorities say Smith did not participate in the actual robbery.

The other defendants broke into a home to...

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