NW Kansas man sentenced for second-degree murder

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OBERLIN, Kan. (AP) — A northwest Kansas man convicted of shooting another man and wounding a woman as the couple slept will go to prison for more than 17 years.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office says 25-year-old Dylan Coryell, of Oberlin, was sentenced Monday in Decatur County District Court.

Judge Preston Pratt gave Coryell slightly more than 17 years for intentional second-degree murder and 13 months for aggravated battery. The sentences will run concurrently.

Coryell was convicted in March of shooting 22-year-old Corey Cook, also of Oberlin, and a female acquaintance as they slept the morning of Oct. 16, 2011.

Witnesses testified Coryell had recently begun a relationship with the woman, who survived the shooting.

Prosecutors said both men had been drinking and exchanging hostile text messages in the hours before the killing.

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