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Man sentenced to prison in 2017 Topeka triple killing


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man who said he was pressured into participating in three murders, including that of his best friend, has been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison.

Shane Andrew Mays, 22, was sentenced Wednesday for his role in the March 2017 deaths of Matthew Leavitt, 19, Nicole Fisher, 38, and Luke Davis, 20, who were strangled and suffocated over an unproven rape allegation against Leavitt, who Mays called his "best friend," The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

Mays pleaded guilty in February to second-degree attempted murder and aggravated battery. He will receive cre...

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