Missouri man gets life in prison for shooting death

4 years 4 months 1 week ago Thursday, February 05 2015 Feb 5, 2015 Thursday, February 05, 2015 1:05:25 PM CST February 05, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

INDEPENDENCE - An Independence man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for shooting and killing a man who was asleep in a vehicle.

20-year-old Chad Terry was sentenced Wednesday for first-degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Erik Schwartz, of Raytown. Terry was convicted in December of killing Schwartz in October 2013.

The Independence Examiner reports a second man, Charles T. Carr III, previously was sentenced to 10 years in prison for second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Witnesses told police a woman and two men were looking for cars to steal from when they came across Schwartz sleeping in his vehicle in Independence. The thieves reportedly took only his cigarettes.

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