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Oxon Hill Man Gets 30 Years For Role In Va. Killing

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(AP Photo/California Department of Correction)

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the shooting death of a Virginia handyman in 2010.

Reynard Prather, 22, of Oxon Hill pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria earlier this year to teaming up with two others to try to rob a Centreville man at his home because they expected him to be carrying large sums of cash.

When Prather and the other robbers arrived at the home, they ended up confronting a handyman who worked there — Jose Cardona, a legal immigrant from Guatemala.

During a struggle, Cardona was shot and killed. Prather was not charged with firing the fatal shot.

The May 2010 slaying went unsolved for more than a year before Prather’s arrest in November.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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