A Kansas City, Kan., man was sentenced Monday for his role in a botched robbery that left two teenagers dead in Overland Park.
Marquise Stokes was sentenced in Johnson County District Court to 12 years and three months in prison for the June 2015 fatal shooting of Velik Henderson.
Stokes, now 21, pleaded no contest in November and was found guilty of second-degree murder.
Henderson, 18, was killed inside his home in the 7800 block of West 61st Terrace.
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According to previously filed court documents, Stokes and another teen, Trevon Anderson, went to Henderson’s house to buy marijuana and tried to rob him.
During an exchange of gunfire, Henderson was killed and Anderson was wounded. Anderson ran out of the house and collapsed on the street outside. He died later at a hospital.
Stokes was initially charged with first-degree murder, but pleaded no contest to the lesser charge as part of a plea agreement.