A circuit court judge sentenced a Randolph County man to 40 years in prison on Thursday.
Wade Raese, 27, was facing a first degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of Ryan Earl Young, 45, of South Carolina back in July 2013.
Raese entered a guilty plea in March to a lesser charge of second degree murder.
A witness said Raese was sitting behind Young in a car in the Highland Park area when he shot Young in the back of the head.
Young later died at Ruby Memorial Hospital.Raese will start serving his sentence immediately.
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