Burlington man gets 45 years prison for killing man over game of dice

Maurice Green photo from Des Moines County Jail

Maurice Green photo from Des Moines County Jail

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A Burlington man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the April 2015 killing of a 28-year-old man following an argument over a dice game.

Maurice Green, 45, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter, burglary and intimidation of a witness with a weapon, the Hawk Eye reports.

Prosecutors say Green killed Matthew Banks, who was found inside his home. Authorities say the shooting stemmed from a dispute at a dice game earlier at Green’s home. Green was later captured in Galesburg, Illinois.