Teenager, tried as adult, gets 30-years for murder

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Central Illinois man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2015 slaying of an Army veteran who prosecutors say was fatally shot during a dispute over a small amount of drugs.

Larry Broomfield, of Springfield, was sentenced Friday after being convicted of first-degree murder in September by a Sangamon County jury in the January 2015 killing of 21-year old Louis Tuttle.

Broomfield was 16 when Tuttle, a former Lanphier High School football player who served in the U.S. Army, was slain. Broomfield was tried as an adult.

A co-defendant of Broomfield’s is scheduled to stand trial in August.

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