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Teenager sentenced to 25 years in prison for death of former classmate

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ARDMORE, Okla. – A teenager who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the death of a former classmate was sentenced on Wednesday.

In 2015, 17-year-old Tyrik Cohee was arrested and charged with first-degree murder as an adult for the death of 18-year-old Carmell Stoliby.

Investigators say Cohee shot Stoliby in the head with a 25 caliber handgun.

“I thought this was a very tragic case, and I echo the feelings of the defendant’s family, and the victim’s family feel the same way, there’s no winners in this.” Carter County district attorney Craig Ladd told KXII.

In October, Cohee accepted a plea deal and pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

On Wednesday, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison.