Springfield man sentenced to 20 years in deadly shooting

11 months 1 week 5 days ago June 16, 2016 Jun 16, 2016 Thursday, June 16 2016 Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:09:59 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for participating in a deadly shooting.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that 20-year-old Jeremiah Devaliti begged for forgiveness when was sentenced this week for second-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Curtis Payne.

Police say Devaliti was 18 when he and two other people broke into Payne's Springfield residence. Their intent was to "beat up" Payne after a woman told them Payne had previously assaulted her. After a confrontation, then 16-year-old Kaleb Moore shot Payne multiple times with a handgun. Police say Devaliti then shot Payne once with a shotgun.

Moore pleaded guilty earlier this month.

Payne's mother said at the sentencing that her son "didn't deserve this." Devaliti asked the family to forgive him "someday."

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