- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Beach man has been sentenced to life plus 48 years after pleading guilty to killing a pharmacist and robbing two pharmacies last year.

Multiple news outlets report 56-year-old Walter Lane Hubbard was sentenced Wednesday to life plus 63 years with 15 of those years suspended. Authorities say Hubbard shot and killed 46-year-old David Kilgore while robbing Kilgore’s Beach Pharmacy and another pharmacy in April 2014. Witnesses said he was looking for prescription drugs.

Authorities say Hubbard was arrested after shooting at police and crashing his vehicle during a car chase with officers. He pleaded guilty in February to first degree murder and attempted capital murder among other charges.

Hubbard’s attorney says his actions were triggered by a severe Oxycodone addiction.

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