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Independence teen gets 20 years for deadly 2018 shooting

Posted: 3:59 PM, Aug 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-14 16:59:48-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 19-year-old Independence man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for his role in the murder of 17-year-old Matthew Haylock.

Tyler Gates was 18 when he shot Haylock at a parking lot outside Independence Center on Jan. 2, 2018.

A jury found Gates guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in June 2019.

A Jackson County judge on Wednesday sentenced Gates to 20 years for the murder conviction and seven years for the armed criminal action conviction. The sentences were set to run concurrently.