Man Sentenced For Killing Best Friend, Roommate

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The man who shot and killed his roommate has been sentenced; with credit for time served and good time he will be eligible for parole in eight years.

Michael Sebesta was sentenced to 12 to 20 years in prison for manslaughter, felon in possession, and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

In January, police say Sebesta shot his best friend and roommate, 26-year-old Philip Burden at their apartment near 73rd and Miami. According to prosecutors, Burden supplied Sebesta with drugs; however, Sebesta owed Burden money and the two got into a fight.

Sebesta was initially on the run from police. Several people were arrested for aiding and abetting.


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