Teen sentenced to 35 years in robbery-slaying

OWENSBORO, KY (AP) - A 19-year-old western Kentucky man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison in a robbery and slaying.

Joshua Orr was charged with murder in the Feb. 10, 2010 slaying of 23-year-old Joshua E. Newcomb. He pleaded guilty in March to fatally shooting Newcomb during a robbery attempt in Daviess County. Three others have also entered pleas in connection to the incident.

Orr read from a statement during his sentencing hearing Thursday, apologizing to Newcomb's family and calling his actions "a horrible mistake," according to the Messenger-Inquirer. He said he fired the gun to scare Newcomb, not to kill him.

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