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Missouri man sentenced in killing of Kansas gun store owner

March 30, 2018

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A third man has been sentenced to life in prison in the killing of a suburban Kansas City gun shop owner during an attempted robbery.

Twenty-two -year-old Nicquan Midgyett, of Kansas City, Missouri, won’t be eligible for parole for 29 years under the sentence imposed Thursday for first-degree murder, attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and aggravated battery.

Gunfire erupted during the January 2015 attempt to rob a Shawnee, Kansas, gun store called She’s a Pistol, which catered to women. Forty-four-year-old Jon Bieker was killed and three would-be robbers, including Midgyett, were wounded. Bieker’s wife also was punched.

Two other defendants, Hakeem Malik and Londro Emanuel Patterson, were sentenced earlier to life in prison. A fourth defendant, De’Anthony Wiley, will be sentenced next month.

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