DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The fourth of five defendants accused of participating in the fatal shooting of a University of Minnesota-Duluth student in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility in 30 years.

Twenty-three-year-old Deandre Davenport maintained his innocence at his sentencing hearing Monday, telling the judge he didn’t have anything to do with the death of William Grahek.

A Crow Wing County jury found Davenport guilty of first-degree murder while committing a robbery and two other charges. Noah King was convicted of first-degree murder in November and received a similar sentence. Noah Baker was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

Tara Baker was sentenced to probation for aiding an offender. Xavier Haywood is also charged with aiding an offender and is due in court in March.

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  1. “We need to call attention to the fact that people are being killed, families are being destroyed, people’s lives are being tragically affected, and business can’t go on as usual in this situation,”

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