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Former Fort Lewis College football player Tyree Ogsbury gets 35 years for fatal motel shooting

Posted at 6:46 AM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 08:46:54-04

DURANGO, Colo. -- A former Fort Lewis College football player who shot two people, killing one, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Tyree Ogsbury-Jones, 23, was sentenced Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to second-degree murder and felony burglary, the Durango Herald reports.

Prosecutors say he and Aaron Williams, also a former FLC football player, broke into a condominium at the Iron Horse Inn in March 2015. Once inside, Ogsbury-Jones shot Keith Moore and Daniel Johnson.

Moore survived, but Johnson died at a hospital.

A dispute over marijuana plants was said to be the cause of the shooting, but Ogsbury-Jones' defense points to substance abuse and anxiety as contributing factors.

Williams was sentenced to 13 years in prison earlier this year for his role in the shooting and burglary.