Man sentenced to about 7 years for deadly Kansas bar fight

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 33-year-old man faces about seven years in prison for killing another man with a pool cue at a Johnson County bar.

The Kansas City Star reports that Gregory B. David Cooper was sentenced Friday to seven and a half years in prison. He pleaded no contest earlier to second-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Tyler Knudsen.

Knudsen was fatally injured in December inside an Edgerton bar.

Cooper’s attorney argued that his client was leaving the bar as another man was challenging him to fight when he felt someone “contact” his back. That’s when he swung the cue, striking Knudsen in the neck.

Testimony showed Knudsen was not involved in the altercation.


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