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Man Gets Four-Year Sentence for Killing Navy Shipmate in 1968

March 25, 2006 - Posted at 12:34 p.m. CST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A western Missouri man who admits

killing a Navy shipmate in 1968 is heading to federal prison.

Sixty-year-old Michael LeBrun of Greenwood pleaded guilty last

fall to voluntary manslaughter in the death of Andrew Lee Muns

aboard a ship anchored in the Philippines.

U-S District Judge Dean Whipple sentenced LeBrun to four years

behind bars. Under laws in place when the crime occurred, LeBrun

becomes eligible for parole after serving one-third of the

sentence.

The killing came after after Muns caught LeBrun stealing from a

ship safe and said he'd turn him in. Muns' body was never found and

after 86-hundred dollars was discovered to be missing, he'd been

listed as a deserter.

Navy investigators reopened the case in 1998 at the urging of

Muns' sister, Mary Lou Taylor. She called LeBrun's sentence

reasonable.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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