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Central City man gets maximum for killing Gregory O'Hare

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Martin Wilkinson of Central City received the maximum sentence for the August 2012 killing of Gregory O'Hare.

He will serve two consecutive, 15-year prison terms.

Wilkinson pleaded guilty in September to charges of voluntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm as a felon.

According to attorneys, the two men fought over a rifle that O'Hare wanted back from Wilkinson.

The altercation resulted in Wilkinson shooting O'Hare eight times, with five of those gunshot wounds in his back.

He then tied O'Hare's body to an ATV and pulled him down a driveway in an attempt to cover up the crime.

The courtroom was packed with family and friends of both O'Hare and Wilkinson. The victim's father read a statement to the courtroom.

"I am sorry for my family and the tears and the hours of sadness that Greg's death has brought to so many," William O'Hare said.

Wilkinson was also ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution to the O'Hare family. They say they plan to donate that money to victim assistance programs.
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