Shooter receives 45-year sentence for role in Hobson killing

Monday, September 12, 2011 | 4:34 p.m. CDT; updated 8:39 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 12, 2011

COLUMBIA — The suspected triggerman in last year's shooting of a Missouri football fan has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Investigators identified Daron Peal as the person who shot and killed 22-year-old Aaron Hobson, of Wichita, Kan., outside a south Columbia convenience store last Oct. 23. Hobson was in town to see his cousin, Missouri defensive back Trey Hobson, play in the Tigers' homecoming game.

Peal pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in July; KMIZ-TV reported that he received his sentence Monday.

Two others have pleaded guilty to lesser charges; five other men await trial.

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