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Man sentenced for 2010 killing of D.C. teenager

Thursday - 4/11/2013, 8:48am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A District of Columbia man who was tried three times for the slaying of a high school student has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder.

Raymond Roseboro was sentenced in D.C. Superior Court on Thursday for the November 2010 killing of 16-year-old Prince Okorie. Two previous trials had ended with hung juries.

A judge called the killing "senseless" in imposing the sentence.

The 23-year-old Roseboro, who has maintained in his innocence, testified in his own defense at trial by saying he was home with his girlfriend at the time of the killing. But his then-girlfriend contradicted that alibi when she took the stand.

Prosecutors argued that Roseboro's hairstyle matched a description provided by a witness to the shooting.

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