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Man sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison for 2015 fatal shooting in Topeka

A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for a fatal shooting in 2015.

Fernando Diaz was sentenced Friday for involuntary manslaughter in the death of 22-year-old Christopher Galvan.

Topeka police responding to a call of a vehicle crash in east Topeka found Galvan inside a car suffering from a gunshot wound.  He died three days later.

Diaz fled to Mexico, where he was arrested in September 2018. He originally was charged with second-degree murder.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Diaz was sentenced to about 10 1/2 years.  That will be served consecutively with a 2014 case in which Diaz pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and interference with a law enforcement officer.

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