GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) - A Garden City man has been sentenced to
more than 51 years in prison in the February shooting death of
Twenty-four-year-old Lucas K. Chavez received the sentence
Friday in Finney County for second-degree murder and two counts of
criminal possession of a firearm.
Prosecutors said Chavez killed 30-year-old Philip M. Brown
because he believed Brown had made advances toward his girlfriend.
But Chavez had testified that another man shot Brown after an
argument about gang colors.
He said Friday that the judicial system is a disgrace and that
the "killer's still out there."
Chavez also was sentenced earlier in the week to 180 days for
intimidating a witness in the murder case. He will be able to serve
that sentence at the same time as the murder sentence.