- Associated Press - Friday, June 1, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man has been sentenced to 70 to 72 years in prison for the shooting death last year of another man over fake drugs.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that 30-year-old Adrian Ixta was sentenced Friday in Douglas County District Court for the July 7 death of 40-year-old Billy Walker. Police say Ixta pistol-whipped and shot Walker twice after Walker discovered that $11,000 of methamphetamine he intended to buy was fake.

Ixta pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder and a weapons count. In exchange, a separate jury-tampering charge against him was dropped. In that case, prosecutors say Ixta, his jail cellmate and a friend attempted to contact a juror in Ixta’s cellmate’s murder case.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com



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