- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A man convicted of second-degree murder for a shooting in Gillette on Thanksgiving Day has been sentenced to 48 years to life in prison.

The Gillette News Record reports (https://goo.gl/Kp9vuQ ) 23-year-old Todd Sindelar was sentenced Friday for the Nov. 28, 2013, death of 25-year-old Matthew Boyer.

Prosecutors say Sindelar shot Boyer once in the abdomen and once in the chest at Boyer’s home. Boyer’s girlfriend told investigators the men had been in a dispute about rent.

Sindelar fled Gillette after the shooting, leading police on a 200-mile chase. He was arrested in South Dakota.

His attorneys say he did not intend to kill Boyer and was acting in self-defense.

On Friday, Sindelar said, “There’s no other way to move on than to ask for forgiveness and try to be a better person.”

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Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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