Domionte Cheatum sentenced to 40 years for Unger murder

3 years 10 months 3 days ago Thursday, August 21 2014 Aug 21, 2014 Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:55:00 AM CDT August 21, 2014 in News
By: Matt Kalish, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A Boone County judge sentenced Domionte Cheatum to 40-years in prison Thursday for killing Anthony Unger after a botched drug deal off Conley Road in Columbia. A jury convicted Cheatum June 12.

Prosecutors charged Cheatum with armed criminal action, second degree murder and first degree robbery in the 2013 murder.

Prosecutors said Cheatum shot Unger after Cheatum attempted to steal marijuana from Unger.

Samuel Butler faced the same charges. Prosecutors dropped those charges July 14. Butler pleaded guilty to intent to distribute.

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