Cape Girardeau man sentenced to 25 years for murder

7 months 1 week 2 days ago Monday, March 12 2018 Mar 12, 2018 Monday, March 12, 2018 6:50:00 AM CDT March 12, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

JACKSON, Mo. (AP) — A Cape Girardeau man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting a man who was standing on a front porch holding a child.

The Southeast Missourian reports 20-year-old Tavious Tipler was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in January to second-degree murder in the March 2016 death of Airious Darling.

Police say Darling was returning a 1-year-old child to the child's father when he was shot while standing on the porch.

Darling was baby-sitting for Corey Gilbert, who told police Tipler meant to shoot him, not Darling, because Gilbert threatened to tell police that Tipler was involved in an earlier robbery.

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