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Man Sentenced For Frying Pan Murder

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A man who pleaded guilty to killing his neighbor with a frying pan was sentenced to 22 years in prison as part of a plea deal.

The Spokesman-Review reports 36-year-old Wilbur Tankersley was murdered in May 2020 in an apartment building for low-income people in Spokane.

Cameron Walker was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to first-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Tankersley and Walker were involved in physical fight before the killing.

Walker’s lawyer said a psychologist had determined it highly likely that Walker has schizophrenia.

Walker’s adopted mother, Angela Walker, told the judge their family had tried to get Walker help many times.

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