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Man who killed bystander with assault rifle sentenced

CASS COUNTY, Mich. -- A man who opened fire with an assault rifle outside a Dowagiac bar has been sentenced to a minimum of 43 years in prison for the death of 42-year-old Fabian Wesaw.

Rolandis Russell pleaded guilty in September to one count of second degree murder.

Russell got into a fight inside the Beeson Street Bar, went outside to get an assault rifle from his car, then sprayed bullets into the crowd outside, prosecutors said.

Wesaw was killed in the shooting. Investigators say he was not involved in the fight.

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