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Judge sentences man for role in deadly 2017 Jefferson City shooting



A suspect in a deadly 2017 shooting near downtown Jefferson City will head to prison.

Judge Aaron Martin sentenced Robert Farrow to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on Monday. According to public court records, Farrow entered a guilty plea on a felony charge of accessory to voluntary manslaughter.

The Cole County Prosecutor's Office previously charged Farrow with unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, and second-degree murder in the shooting death of 23-year-old Taveeon D. Fowler.

Police said Fowler was shot and killed in the 700 block of Monroe Street on May 8, 2017. Investigators arrested Farrow in Milwaukee in 2020 for his role in the shooting.

Another man, Devon Skinner, was arrested in St. Louis in September 2020. According to public court records, the trial for Skinner is scheduled to start in January 2023.

In September, the Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a conviction against a third man, Dana Day Jr., for second-degree assault in Fowler's death. A judge sentenced Day to 25 years for first-degree assault and 10 years for second-degree assault.

A jury acquitted Day of murder in March 2021.

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