Man sentenced to life in prison for killing his son-in-law

2 years 9 months 2 days ago Friday, March 13 2015 Mar 13, 2015 Friday, March 13, 2015 11:57:00 AM CDT March 13, 2015 in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

CALIFORNIA - A Moniteau County judge sentenced a man Friday accused of shooting and killing his son-in-law in September. Donald Lawrence Bateman will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Bateman pleaded guilty to the crime in court before being sentenced. The 68-year-old faced first degree murder charges after California Police said he shot and killed Anoine Johnson. Police said Bateman shot Johnson in the arm and abdomen around 8 p.m. on Sept. 3. Johnson was taken to St. Mary's Hospital where he later died. 

Bateman had previously pleaded not guilty to the crime.

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