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Fields sentenced for role in 2012 murder


Billy Fields, 36, was sentenced Tuesday for the part he played in the events surrounding the November 2012 shooting death of Adam McCormick.

District court judge Derek Weimer sentenced Fields to 20-60 months imprisonment, the maximum allowed for his conviction of accessory to a felony, itself a class four felony.

Jason Custer, 35, was convicted of first degree murder in Cheyenne County District Court last month for McCormick’s death. Custer shot McCormick shortly after midnight on Nov. 3, 2012 during a dispute over a drug debt of $150.

Custer came to Sidney in October 2012, to stay with...

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