Man sentenced for shooting death in Wichita last year

September 20, 2019 - 7:16 pm

A man was sentenced to 15.5 years for a fatal shooting in Wichita last year.

Douglas Pete, 24, of Wichita, was sentenced Friday in the death of Deonte Mitchell, 25.

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 Aug. 9 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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