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Vegas Man Gets 21 To Life In Olympic Boxer Slaying

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Rhoshii Wells (L) throws a left punch to the chest of Alejandro "Terra" Garcia in the WBA Super Welterweight Championship on May 21, 2005 (Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images)

Rhoshii Wells (L) throws a left punch to the chest of Alejandro “Terra” Garcia in the WBA Super Welterweight Championship on May 21, 2005 (Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 29-year-old man was sentenced to 21 years to life in state prison in the slaying of 1996 Olympic bronze medal boxer Rhoshii Wells in a Las Vegas apartment courtyard.

Senior Clark County District Court Judge J. Charles Thompson sentenced Roger Randolph on Wednesday to 20 years to life for murder with a deadly weapon, plus one to 12 years for discharging weapon where a person might be endangered.

Wells was 31 when he was shot in August 2008 while walking with his 4-year-old son through an apartment complex near downtown Las Vegas.

Randolph was convicted by a jury in February. Authorities say the two may have had a dispute over a dice game.

Wells represented the USA as a middleweight at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

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