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2 men sentenced for fatal shooting at Lawrence motel

October 11, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two friends who were convicted of a fatal shooting at a Lawrence motel will serve different sentences.

Twenty-year-old Tyrone Carvin was sentenced Wednesday to more than 23 years in prison, while 23-year-old Ramone Singleton was given about 10 years. Both men, from Kansas City, Kansas, were convicted of voluntary manslaughter and other charges in the September 2017 shooting of 23-year-old Cameron Hooks, of Lenexa, and the wounding of two other men.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Carvin received the longer sentence because he had several prior felony convictions and was on probation when Hooks was killed at a Motel 6.

Singleton had no prior criminal history before the shooting.

Nineteen-year-old Shawn Smith, of Kansas City, Missouri, is facing a second trial in the case after his first trial ended in a mistrial.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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