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Missouri man gets 30 years for best friend's death

Missouri man gets 30 years for best friend's death

September 28th, 2011 in News

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - A St. Joseph man will spend many of his adult years in prison for shooting his best friend during a robbery.

Nineteen-year-old Victor Davis was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and 25 years for armed criminal action. The sentences will run consecutively.

Davis shot 17-year-old Aitmus Rimmer III on April 28 when the two were trying to commit a robbery. Davis has said he began shooting when he became scared after seeing someone coming from the home. One of the shots hit Rimmer.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports ( that Davis' father, Victor Wallace, is awaiting sentencing for first-degree attempted robbery after admitting that he drove his son and Rimmer to the house to commit the robbery.

Information from: St. Joseph News-Press,