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Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Parking Lot Slaying

Man who fatally shot another man during drug deal sentenced to life in prison. Photo: MGN Online. Man who fatally shot another man during drug deal sentenced to life in prison.

January 03, 2018 08:53 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A man convicted of killing another man during a parking lot drug deal in Des Moines has been sentenced to life in prison.
    
The sentenced was handed down Tuesday to 27-year-old Larry Ratliff Jr. Prosecutors say Ratliff shot to death 36-year-old Antonio Quinn. Ratliff also was convicted of attempting to commit murder in the shooting of Quinn's cousin, Michael James Jr., who suffered an arm wound.
    
Authorities have accused 19-year-old Molly Peter of driving Ratliff to a parking lot where the shooting occurred. She's pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, robbery and attempted murder. Her trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 22.

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