Man charged with first-degree murder sentenced to 65 years

Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 4:15 pm    

Thirty-year-old Champaign County resident Micah Hopkins was sentenced to 65 years for a first-degree murder charge after shooting his friend, 26-year-old Allen Redding, in June 2014, according to the News-Gazette on May 15.

Court documents showed that an altercation regarding money happened between Hopkins and Redding in the yard of Redding’s cousins, and ultimately resulted in Hopkins shooting Redding. Seven of the eight shots Hopkins fired on Redding went into his back.

Hopkins will not be eligible for parole within the 65-year sentence, as this is 15 years fewer than the maximum sentence.

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