- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Topeka man was sentenced to nearly 24 years in prison for his role in the shooting death of a woman who was not the intended target of the shooter.

Jermaine Thomas Brown was sentenced Thursday for the 2012 death of Terri Sims, who was shot several times when she answered her front door at her Topeka home.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1lcIhob ) prosecutors said Brown, a member of the Gangster Disciples, had ordered a hit on a man who was a boyfriend of Sims’ daughter. Brown believed the intended target had vandalized Brown’s car.

Brown pleaded guilty in October to intentional second-degree murder, solicitation of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Two other counts of solicitation of first-degree murder were dismissed.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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