Georgia man sentenced to life in fatal shooting over $13

DECATUR, Georgia. (AP) – Prosecutors in Georgia say a man has been sentenced in a fatal shooting over a $13 debt.

DeKalb County district attorney’s office spokesman Marcus Garner says in a news release Wednesday that Johnie Oliver Jr. was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 45 years in the June 2014 death of Rayonte Weems.

The statement says Oliver had called Weems to complain about the quality of marijuana he bought from him for $13 and fatally shot the man when he got out of his car. Two other people with Weems were wounded.

Garner says Oliver was convicted of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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