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Man sentenced in slaying of high school basketball player

A man who pleaded no contest in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 17-year-old high school basketball player from western Michigan has been sentenced to prison.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports 22-year-old Shundarius Lawson of Muskegon was sentenced Monday to 21 to 46 years in prison.

He made the plea last month to second-degree murder in the April 2014 death of Marquis Gresham.

Gresham, a junior at Muskegon Heights High School, was walking to a sports banquet when he was shot.

Prosecutors called him an innocent bystander.

Gresham family friend Perry Bennor said relatives wanted "the highest possible punishment."

Prosecuting attorney Matt Roberts says he explained to the family the plea deal and judge's 21-year minimum sentence cap.

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