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Wichita man convicted in fatal shooting during botched drug deal

A 20-year-old Wichita man has been convicted in the shooting death of another man in what police say was a botched marijuana deal.

The Wichita Eagle reports Mark Holley III was found guilty Monday of first-degree felony murder in the death of 18-year-old D’Shaun Smith.  He was also convicted of six other charges.

Holley will be sentenced March 13.

Police have said Smith and an 18-year-old woman connected with Holley met him in a residential neighborhood to buy drugs.  Smith later was found dead in the woman’s car.

Holley is facing life in prison on the murder charge.


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