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Man gets 25 years in prison in Wichita man’s death

One of eight people charged in the shooting death of a Missouri football player’s cousin has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Darris Peal was sentenced Monday for his role in the October 2010 murder of Aaron Hobson of Wichita. Peal was convicted in September of second-degree murder.

Hobson was visiting Columbia in October 2010 to watch his cousin, Trey Hobson, play in a Missouri game. Hobson was meeting friends at a convenience store when he was robbed and shot.

Peal is the only one of the co-defendants to have a jury trial. His brother Daron Peal, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for shooting Hobson. Five other suspects have pleaded guilty, and one is awaiting trial.

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