Man gets 20 years after making plea deal in Burlington slaying

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BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — One of the men charged in a southeast Iowa slaying has been sentenced to prison for 20 years.

Des Moines County District Court records say 29-year-old Antoine Spann pleaded guilty Monday after making a deal with prosecutors. He’d been charged with first-degree murder. That charge was dropped, and Spann entered guilty pleas to murder conspiracy, aiding and abetting to commit willful injury, and criminal gang participation.

Spann’s trial was scheduled to begin March 12. His plea agreement says he must testify against any others charged in the slaying of 26-year-old Demarcus “Peanut” Chew. He was fatally shot in a car outside his mother’s Burlington home on Sept. 10, 2017.

The court records say another Dalton, Illinois, man, Derrick Parker, also has been charged with murder and conspiracy.

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