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East St. Louis man faces 40-year sentence in murder of local Mizzou student

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Deneshion Swope, 24, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2013 murder of  University of Missouri student Jarrett Mosby, 21, of Collinsville, Illinois. Deneshion Swope, 24, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2013 murder of University of Missouri student Jarrett Mosby, 21, of Collinsville, Illinois.
By Bryce Moore By Bryce Moore

Madison, Illinois (KMOV.com) –  An East St. Louis man was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for the 2013 murder of a University of Missouri student.

Deneshion Swope, 24, pleaded guilty on November 3, 2015 to one count of first degree murder in the the shooting death of Jarrett Mosby, 21 of Collinsville, Illinois.

Investigators with the Major Case Squad said Mosby met Swope at the intersection of Bissell and 2nd Street in Madison, Illinois on December 23, 2013 for an apparent drug deal. Detectives said the two got into an argument and Swope allegedly shot Mosby seven times. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Court documents state Mosby was unarmed at the time of the incident. Although Swope may have been seeking to purchase marijuana from the victim, Mosby's toxicology report came back negative, according to court records.

Mosby was a senior, majoring in Business, at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He was visiting his young son while on winter break.

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