Posted 2 years ago
By Fred Gough
TOPEKA (AP) – A man was sentenced to nearly 24 years in prison for a shooting death near a Topeka high school.
21-year-old Austin Tabor of Topeka was sentenced Friday for the October 2010 death of 20-year-old Matthew C. Mitchell and the wounding of 17-year-old Treshawn Wynne near Topeka West High School.
Tabor pleaded no contest in September to second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and drug-related charges. Police say Tabor and others went to the school after it closed to buy marijuana.
Mitchell and Tabor had been friends from elementary school through high school.