Triggerman Sentenced to Life in Joplin Homicide

5 years 6 months 1 day ago Wednesday, April 16 2014 Apr 16, 2014 Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:32:54 AM CDT April 16, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JOPLIN (AP) - An Oklahoma man who shot a Joplin man to death during a robbery was sentenced to life in prison.

Eighteen-year-old Daniel Hartman was sentenced Tuesday to two life sentences with the possibility of parole for the July 2012 death of 23-year-old Jacob Wages.

The Joplin Globe reports three co-defendants testified at Hartman's trial in January that he shot Wages when they broke into Wages' Joplin home. The group thought Wages had Ecstasy and cash, which they did not find.

Four of five defendants were convicted of murder and related charges and sentenced to 15 years in prison. One case is pending.

Hartman, a member of a Hoover Street Crips gang in Tulsa, Okla., testified during his sentencing that he was innocent and had never been to Wages' home.

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