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Baltimore man sentenced to life in prison for murdering man during 2017 dice game

A Baltimore man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after he was convicted of killing another man during a dice game in June 2017.

The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office wrote in a news release that Derek Black was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder with all but 45 years suspended for the shooting death of Greg Manuel Jr. on June 3, 2017.

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The office wrote that around midnight, several people were playing dice in the 1700 block of Rutland Ave. when Black and Manuel began arguing.

Manuel struck Black with a small stick, but did not leave any injuries, the office wrote.

Black then went to his van to retrieve a handgun and shot Manuel five times, killing him in front of several people, including his mother, the office wrote.

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