Man given life sentence for drive-by shooting in Topeka

Was convicted in March

May 19, 2018 - 11:30 am

A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for a drive-by shooting in Topeka that killed man who had been linked to an earlier fatal shooting.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Cortez Tyrell Timley must serve at least 25 years in prison before being eligible for parole.

He was convicted in March of first-degree murder in the June 2014 death of 26-year-old Jermel Ramond Robbins Sr.

Investigators say Robbins' was suspected of being the third man involved in a May 2014 shooting that left Tiffany Davenport-Ray dead. His name surfaced during the trials of two other men, Thomas Earl Brown Jr. and Awnterio Lowery, in July 2016. Brown and Lowery were convicted in Davenport-Ray's death.

Robbins was killed about three weeks after Davenport-Ray was killed.

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