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Ohio man killed friend trying to keep him from DUI

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Prosecutors in Cleveland say a man who fatally shot a friend who tried to keep him from driving drunk has been sentenced to spend at least 26 years in prison.

The Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office said 41-year-old Scott Campbell was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole eligibility for at least 26 years.

Campbell pleaded guilty in January to murder and a variety of other charges.

Prosecutors said he killed 43-year-old Java Bowling last Aug. 9 after Bowling tried to take the keys away from a highly intoxicated Campbell. Campbell fatally shot Bowling outside Bowling's home then fled.

Assistant County Prosecutor Brian Radigan said Bowling "lost his life trying to protect the life of a friend."

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