Last robber sentenced in shooting that killed Kansas gun shop owner

He won't be eligible for parole for 25 years

April 12, 2018 - 7:15 pm

A man left partially paralyzed when gunfire erupted as he and three others were robbing a suburban Kansas City gun shop has been sentenced to life in prison for killing the shop's owner.

The Kansas City Star report that De'Anthony Wiley, 23, won't be eligible for parole for 25 years under the sentence ordered Thursday. He says he's "deeply ashamed."

He pleaded guilty in February to first-degree felony murder and other charges in the 2015 death of Jon Bieker, 44.

The robbery of Bieker's Shawnee, Kansas, gun store turned deadly when one of the robbers punched his wife. Bieker then emerged from a back room with a gun. Bieker was killed and three of the robbers wounded in the ensuing gunfight.

Wiley was the final robber sentenced to life imprisonment.

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