TOPEKA, Kan. — One of three people charged in a fatal shooting outside a fast food restaurant in Topeka has been sentenced.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 17-year-old Shayden Byrd was sentenced Tuesday for first-degree murder and two other charges in the death of 18-year-old Justice Mitchell.

Mitchell was found suffering from two gunshot wounds June 26 in the parking lot of a Church’s Chicken. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Police say another suspect is accused of shooting Mitchell during a botched effort to rob him of drugs and cash. Byrd is accused of plotting the robbery with the suspected gunman.

Byrd was 16 years old at the time of the shooting and charged as a juvenile. He was sentenced to 60 months plus six months of aftercare.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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