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Columbia man sentenced to 10 years in teen’s killing

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Columbia man initially charged with murder in the death of a 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty to a lesser charge last week.

Alex J. Glay was charged with second-degree murder and drug distribution in the November 2018 death of Nasir Smith. Smith was shot dead during a drug deal at the Links apartments, authorities said.

Another man who allegedly fired shots at Smith and a group of unnamed people, Eric Libimbi, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in May and was sentenced to 10 years in prison on June 5.

Authorities claimed Glay and Libimbi went to the apartments together for the drug deal. Libimbi told police that one of the people with Smith tried to rob him and Glay, according to court documents.

Glay was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to one count of drug distribution.

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