- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) - A central Kansas man will serve at least 25 years in prison for the shooting death of a Great Bend man.

A Barton County judge on Thursday sentenced 33-year-old Jeffrey Wade Chapman of Pawnee Rock to life in prison with no parole for 25 years in the November 2011 death of 25-year-old Damon Galyardt. Chapman was found guilty in February of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors argued that Chapman killed Galyardt because of the way he was treating a mutual friend. Chapman claimed he shot Galyardt in self-defense.

Chapman’s case drew attention in 2013 when he asked for permission to cover or remove a tattoo of the mirrored image of the word “murder” on his neck. He was allowed to wear a turtleneck during the trial.

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