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
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