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updated: 6/22/2013 4:31 PM

Chicago man gets 35 years for murder

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Associated Press

A Cook County judge has sentenced a Chicago man to 35 years in prison for the shooting death of teenager and the wounding of two older men.

Cook County prosecutors say 30-year-old Cortez Powell was sentenced this week. He was convicted of the murder of 16-year-old Damier Love in 2009.

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Officers say Love and the other two victims were standing on a street in the Austin neighborhood when a gunman fired on them. Love was struck in the chest and neck. The two older men survived.

Powell was charged along with a co-defendant who is awaiting trial.

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