Man gets 10 years in prison for deadly drug deal

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man was sentenced to just over 10 years for his role in a drug deal that turned deadly.

Nineteen-year-old John E. Carter was sentenced Friday to 10 years and three months in the April 2013 shooting death of 33-year-old Ronald Betts.

The Wichita Eagle reports ( ) Carter pleaded guilty in January to second-degree murder, attempted aggravated robbery and attempted possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

Carter was one of six people charged in Betts’ death. Police said Carter and two other men tried to rob Betts after arranging to buy a quarter-pound of marijuana from him.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle,

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