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Kansas teen sentenced in drug deal that led to teen's death


January 10, 2020

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teenager who helped set up an $8 Xanax deal that led to another teen's shooting death was sentenced Thursday to more than four years in a juvenile corrections facility.

Rolland Kobelo, 17, faces 10 years in adult prison if he doesn't successfully complete his time in juvenile detention, The Kansas City Star reported.

Kobelo originally was charged with felony murder in the March 2019 death of 17-year-old Rowan Padgett outside a home in Olathe.

Prosecutors said Padgett was shot when a drug deal fell through by Matthew Lee Bibee Jr., 19, outside the home of Jord...

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