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Topeka man gets 33 years in death; case has connections to local murder

November 26, 2012

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A Topeka man has been sentenced to 33 years in federal prison for a Christmas Eve shooting that has connections to an unsolved Douglas County murder.

Matthew D. Myers, 45, pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a clerk at Hudson Liquor store, 810 S.E. 15th, Topeka, on Dec. 24, 2011, according to a news release issued by the office of U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom.

Myers was identified in the case through DNA evidence left at the store.

The liquor store where the shooting occurred was part of the Hudson Crossing development, which was partially owned by Corey M. Brown, 39, Topeka, who was found murdered in January in northwestern Douglas County on the Upper River Road.

Few details have been released about Brown’s murder, other than that a firearm was used.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating Brown's murder, but a spokesman said there were no updates to release.

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