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Man sentenced for shooting death in Wichita last year


September 20, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 24-year-old man was sentenced to 15.5 years for a fatal shooting in Wichita last year.

Douglas Pete, of Wichita, was sentenced Friday in the death of 25-year-old Deonte Mitchell.

Mitchell was found dead in February 2018 outside a Wichita home. He was shot in the back.

District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a news release that Pete pleaded guilty Aug. 9 to second-degree murder, armed criminal action, criminal discharge of a firearm and interference with law enforcement.

Pete initially claimed the shooting was an accident.

Before sentencing, Pete apologized to Mitchel...

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