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Man Sentenced in Fatal Shooting of Morgantown Man


A man who pleaded guilty to killing a Morgantown resident has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Twenty-seven-year-old Thomas Williams was sentenced Tuesday in Monongalia County Circuit Court. He had pleaded guilty in February to second-degree murder.

Under a plea agreement, Williams will be eligible for parole after serving 10 years.

Prosecutors say Williams fatally shot 23-year-old Quintin Bolden in November 2011. A West Virginia University professor and his class discovered Bolden’s body in Cheat Lake in February 2012.