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Wichita man sentenced to 15 years in prison for 2018 fatal shooting

A 24-year-old man was sentenced to 15 1/2 years for a fatal shooting in Wichita last year.

Douglas Pete, of Wichita, was sentenced Friday in the death of 25-year-old Deonte Mitchell.

Mitchell was found dead in February 2018 outside a Wichita home.  He was shot in the back.

District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a news release that Pete pleaded guilty on August 9th to second-degree murder, armed criminal action, criminal discharge of a firearm and interference with law enforcement.  Pete initially claimed the shooting was an accident.

Before sentencing, Pete apologized to Mitchell’s family but did not provide a motive for the killing.

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