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Man sentenced to prison for role in drive-by slaying

A man charged in connection with the 2007 drive-by shooting death of a 22-year-old man was sentenced to two to five years in prison Wednesday.

Deshon Tyler, 32, in May pleaded guilty to accessory to murder for the March 6, 2007, slaying of Denardo Burch. Tyler entered an Alford plea, which means that he did not admit guilt but acknowledged prosecutors could prove their case against him.

Authorities said Tyler was driving a Lexus sedan when a gunman fired the shots that killed Burch while he was in another car stopped at a traffic light on Las Vegas Boulevard and Reno Avenue. Before the shots were fired, a verbal altercation between Burch and people in the Lexus occurred.

The shooter remains unknown.

Tyler fled the scene . He was arrested in June 2008

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