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Topeka Man Gets 33 Years in Fatal 2011 Shooting

Posted: Nov 26, 2012 12:39 PM by Associated Press

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Topeka man is will serve 33 years in federal prison without parole for shooting a liquor store clerk on Christmas Eve 2011.

Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Matthew Daniel Myers was sentenced Monday for one count of discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Myers pleaded guilty in August to the federal firearms charge in a deal that included dismissing state charges of murder and robbery.

Myers admitted that he shot 41-year-old Matthew Hill at a Hudson Liquor store in Topeka.

He demanded money from Hill, who tried to retrieve a .38-caliber pistol from a drawer. Myers hit Hill with a crowbar, seized the pistol and shot him three times. A surveillance camera captured the shooting.

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