Wichita Man Sentenced To Life In Prison In Murder

By: AP, Posted by Josh Mabry
By: AP, Posted by Josh Mabry

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Wichita man has been sentenced to life in
prison for his role in the death of a man during a night
celebrating his brother's bachelor party.

Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Reed was sentenced Thursday in the
death of 33-year-old Vincent Barnes in May 2009.

Prosecutors say Reed didn't shoot Barnes but he took his brother
and another man to Barnes' apartment and started the fight that led
to the shooting.

They say Michael Reed wanted to buy cocaine from Barnes, who
didn't have any and was trying to turn his life around.

His brother, Robert Reed, who shot Barnes, is serving 19 years
in prison. The third man, Jeremy Trouth, is serving 11 years.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/uf0viG) that Robert
Reed was to be married the day after the shooting.

Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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