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A man who killed one person and injured another in a shooting a commercial district north of I-235 was sentenced to 30 years in prison

IOWA – According to the court documents, his name is Michael Lyke Jr. and he was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years on each of three counts in the case.

Michael Lyke Jr. was ordered to serve the sentences one after the other.

Michael Lyke Jr. pleaded guilty to reduced charges of voluntary manslaughter, willful injury and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in the June 2019 killing of 41-year-old Earl Caldwell. Another man, 39-year-old Des Moines resident Littleton William Clark, was injured.

Michael Lyke Jr. had been scheduled to go to trial in April on first-degree murder and other charges and would have received a mandatory life sentence if convicted.

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