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Milwaukee man gets life sentence for killing witness

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge has given a Milwaukee man a life sentence for killing a witness to a shooting.

Thirty-year-old Robert McCorckle was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of release under supervision until July 2060. He has to serve a three-year sentence for a different felony count consecutively.

McCorkle shot and killed 26-year-old Richard Conn on July 5, 2014, after Conn identified McCorkle’s friend in court. The friend had shot at Conn in May 2014 and was on trial for it that day.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Judge Daniel Konkol said the killing showed “total disregard for human life and the prosecution system.”

Prosecutor Grant Huebner asked for a life sentence without parole. He said McCorkle’s criminal history makes him a danger to the public.

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