Columbia man sentenced in 1992 DC slaying

Published: Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:26 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 25, 2014 at 12:31 AM EST
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A South Carolina man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1992 shooting death of a man in Washington has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Forty-year-old Lamont Terry of Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced Friday D.C. Superior Court in the shooting death of 27-year-old Chet Matthews.

Prosecutors say that on May 25, 1992, Terry and others drove from Arlington, Virginia, to the District of Columbia, looking for someone to rob. Prosecutors say they went to the southwest Washington park, where Terry ordered 27-year-old Chet Matthews out of a car and demanded money and jewelry. Prosecutors say Terry then shot Matthews, an Army veteran who was employed as a postal carrier.

Terry was arrested in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2012.

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