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Illinois man sentenced in fatal shooting of SEMO student

An Illinois man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in the fatal shooting of a Southeast Missouri State University student during a botched carjacking.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 21-year-old Christopher Grant, of Collinsville, Illinois, was sentenced Monday for second-degree murder and three other charges in the killing of 19-year-old Bobby Christman, of south St. Louis County.

He was sitting in a parked car in January 2015 in St. Louis with his brother and girlfriend when another vehicle pulled up. Police say a gunman opened the rear driver's side door of the parked car and tried to grab the woman's purse. Police say she...