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Man sentenced to 25 years in Burlington killing

August 22, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Vermont man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a former University of Vermont student in a dispute over drug money in 2015.

Twenty-six-year-old Richard Monroe was sentenced on Tuesday.

Monroe admitted in April to shooting 23-year-old Kevin DeOliveira on Jan. 2, 2015 in DeOliveira’s Burlington apartment.

DeOliveira was found dead in his apartment by friends the following day.

Monroe initially pleaded not guilty in June of last year after being arrested in Texas.

He also pleaded guilty in April to a charge that he carried, used and possessed firearms during a cocaine conspiracy.

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Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com

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