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Man sentenced to life for killing Kansas police captain


November 30, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 22-year-old man was sentenced Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 25 years for fatally shooting a Kansas police captain.

Jamall Lewis had pleaded guilty in the death of Kansas City, Kansas, police Capt. Robert Melton, who was shot as he sat in his patrol car in July 2016.

Lewis was originally charged with capital murder but entered his plea in October to first-degree felony murder in a surprise move that upset Melton's family, fellow officers and city officials.

Lewis also pleaded guilty to related charges of aggravated assault and shootin...

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