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Man gets 25 years in prison for Missouri shooting death

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HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) – An eastern Missouri man has been ordered to spend a quarter century in prison in connection with a shooting death two years ago.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 30-year-old Thomas Harris of Festus was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County.

Harris was convicted in November of second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Authorities say he killed Dion Robinson of De Soto in February 2015 after police said Robinson went to a girlfriend’s house and wouldn’t leave.

Court documents alleged that the woman called Harris for help, and that Robinson grabbed a cellphone from the woman before Harris shot him.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch