Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Cape Girardeau Killing

By |2018-03-13T13:45:21-05:00March 13, 2018 1:45 pm|Local News|0 Comments

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KDKZ-TV) A Cape Girardeau man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting a man who was standing on a front porch holding a child.

20-year-old Tavious Tipler was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in January to second-degree murder in the March 2016 death of Airious Darling.

Police say Darling was returning a 1-year-old child to the child’s father when he was shot while standing on the porch.

Darling was baby-sitting for Corey Gilbert, who told police Tipler meant to shoot him, not Darling, because Gilbert threatened to tell police that Tipler was involved in an earlier robbery.

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