- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A 31-year-old man convicted of killing his neighbor in Des Moines has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

A judge on Friday handed over the sentence for Patrick Kirwan. He was found guilty in April of second-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Mark Hruska.

Prosecutors have said Kirwan shot and killed Hruska because Kirwan suspected his girlfriend and Hruska were having an affair. Kirwan’s attorney has said the March 1, 2015, slaying was driven by Kirwan’s mental disorders, including a stress disorder related to his Army experiences in Iraq.


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