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Illinois man sentenced to 10-t0-15 years in prison for role in Nebraska home-invasion killing


LINCOLN, Nebraska — A 23-year-old Illinois man has been sentenced to 10-to-15 years in prison for his role in a botched home-invasion robbery that left a Nebraska man dead.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1NKcg2h ) that Derick Lewis, of Alton, Illinois, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty earlier this summer to conspiracy to rob 21-year-old Maurice Williams. Williams died after being shot in the chest during the Aug. 30, 2014 attempted robbery at his Lincoln home.

Prosecutors say the trigger man was 20-year-old Joshua Carr, who was sentenced earlier in the week to up to 50 years for manslaughter, attempted robbery and a weapons count.

Another man, 23-year-old Jason Holmes, was convicted earlier this year of being an accessory to robbery and sentenced to five years.

Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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