Domionte Cheatum sentenced to 40 years in Anthony Unger murder case

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 10:41 a.m. CDT; updated 5:47 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 21, 2014

COLUMBIA — Domionte Cheatum, who on June 12 was found guilty of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action for the shooting of Anthony Unger, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday morning at Boone County Courthouse.

Boone County Circuit Judge Christine Carpenter sentenced Cheatum to 30 years for second-degree murder and first-degree robbery to be served at the same time and 10 years for armed criminal action to be served following the 30 years.

On June 23, 2013, Unger was shot six times during a drug deal at 21 Conley Road. Witnesses at the scene identified the shooter as Cheatum. That same month Samuel Butler was arrested in connection with the murder. He pleaded guilty to lesser charges on July 14.

Cheatum is currently serving a seven-year sentence for delivery, distribution, manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance, which he pleaded guilty to in 2013.

Supervising editor is Mary Ryan.

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