Fairbanks man sentenced to 15 years on manslaughter conviction

Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2001

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks convicted of manslaughter was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison.

Demetrius McGee, 28, pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of manslaughter for the shooting death of Lee Razor, 22, in July 1999.

The 15 years were the maximum McGee could have received under the agreement.

Razor died from a single gunshot wound to the chest while standing in the yard of an apartment complex. Prosecutors say the shot was fired from a vehicle.

Prosecutors contend that McGee was involved in the drug trade and shot Razor in the course of an attempt to recover stolen cocaine.

McGee was indicted on murder charges and was arrested by federal marshals in Dallas six months after the shooting. McGee acknowledged being at the scene of the shooting but denied that he shot anyone.

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