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Winnebago Co. landlord sentenced to life

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- A Winnebago County landlord has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in shooting death of his tenant.

WBAY-TV reports Thursday that 43-year-old Mark West pleaded guilty May 12 to first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Ronald Lau last October.

West owned a duplex in Winchester, where Lau lived.

Prosecutors claim West shot Lau five times at close range last October then dragged Lau's body with a golf cart to a 55-gallon burn barrel, but when he couldn't get it into the barrel he covered it with a large rug.

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