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Man gets 21 years to life in Olympic boxer slaying

Wednesday - 5/2/2012, 5:17pm  ET

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 21 years to life in a Nevada prison for the slaying of Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Rhoshii Wells in a Las Vegas apartment courtyard.

Judge J. Charles Thompson sentenced 29-year-old Roger Randolph on Wednesday to 20 years to life for murder with a deadly weapon, plus one to 12 years for discharging a weapon where a person might be endangered.

Wells was 31 when he was shot in August 2008 while walking with his 4-year-old son through an apartment complex near downtown.

Authorities say Wells may have had a dispute with Randolph over a dice game.

Wells represented the US as a middleweight at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Randolph was convicted by a Clark County jury in February.


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