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Texas man gets 35 years in Super Bowl bet death

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say an 18-year-old Fort Worth man convicted of murder for orchestrating the killing of a man over a $40 Super Bowl bet has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

A Fort Worth jury arrived at the sentence for Edward Washington III on Wednesday after convicting him Monday.

Investigators say 20-year-old Jarami Thomas was fatally shot in March 2011 in the parking lot of an Arlington convenience store.

Prosecutors say Thomas had placed a bet with Washington on the February 2011 game, played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, via Facebook. When Thomas didn't pay, Washington threatened him.

Clevin Earl Brown Jr., a friend of Washington, shot Thomas and last April was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

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