Life sentence in witness slaying

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Associated Press

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 9:02 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Southern Oregon man has been sentenced to life in prison for the shotgun slaying of a man scheduled to testify in a check fraud case.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/VwYOmx ) reports that 31-year-old Laurence W. King was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to murder. He could be eligible for release in 30 years.

King admitted killing 29-year-old Daniel A. Baker at a gas station in Grants Pass last February.

King was not a defendant in the check fraud case at the time of the slaying, but police said later they believed he had hard feelings against Baker because of it.

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Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com

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