- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A second man involved in the shooting death of a National Guardsman has been sentenced to 28 years in prison, the Marion County prosecutor said.

Tryon Kincade, 20, pleaded guilty June 8 to three counts of robbery for his role in the December 2013 death of James Vester. He also was sentenced Monday to five years of community corrections and will receive credit for nearly two years already spent in jail.

Kincade’s brother, Tyshaune Kincade, was sentenced last month to 50 years in prison for murder.

Vester was lured to an Indianapolis apartment complex by a Craigslist ad for an iPad, according to court documents. A witness told police that he heard two gunshots, and then saw Vester walk to his vehicle and collapse on the ground shortly after he saw him approach the building. Other witnesses told police that they saw two men, at least one of whom had a handgun, run from the scene.

Police had been tracking several robberies set up through Craigslist for about two months before Vester’s death, a probable cause affidavit states. The Kincade brothers were linked to the telephone number used during those robberies.

The brothers were arrested after police searched through Vester’s phone records and learned he had texted them to set up the meeting. Police also found an iPad with a serial number matching the box they found at the scene of the shooting.

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