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Man guilty of killing Stenson sentenced to life in prison

Updated: January 25, 2008, 4:31 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- A man who pleaded guilty to murder in the 2003 slaying of a Cincinnati Reds prospect was sentenced to life in prison Friday, but a judge decided that Reginald Riddle will be eligible for parole after 25 years.

Riddle, 23, pleaded guilty in 2006 to first-degree murder of outfielder Dernell Stenson of LaGrange, Ga., as part of a plea agreement.

Riddle, originally of Harvey, Ill., and his accomplice, David Griffith, 24, were charged with kidnapping Stenson as he left a Scottsdale ...

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