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Man Sentenced In Death Of Ga. State Trooper

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ATLANTA (AP) — Fulton County prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to life in prison in the death of a Georgia State Trooper.

Authorities said Monday that 33-year-old Gregory Favors pleaded guilty to several charges including murder, theft by taking and attempting to elude in the death of 38-year-old Chadwick LeCroy.

Authorities say LeCroy was fatally shot Dec. 27, 2010 while he was trying to pull Favors over because of a broken tail light. Prosecutors say LeCroy never drew his weapon as he approached the man’s car and was shot three times.

Prosecutors say Favors stole the trooper’s vehicle and abandoned it a few blocks away.

Authorities say Favors was out on bond for another crime, and had 10 felony convictions on his record.

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