Sturdevant sentenced for 2019 murder

Published: Mar. 12, 2021 at 12:43 PM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A 21-year-old Toledo man will spend at least 18 years in prison after he entered an Alford plea to shooting and killing a man behind the Toledo Museum of Art in more than two years ago.

Jaquan Sturdevant withdrew a previous not guilty plea and entered a plea of guilty pursuant to North

Carolina v. Alford to murder, aggravated robbery, and felonious assault charges.

Sturdevant was sentenced to 23 years-to-life in prison, with 18 years mandatory.

On January 24, 2019, authorities found Zachary Duprey, 26, suffering from at least one gunshot wound behind the museum. Duprey was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Sturdevant was taken into custody later that day when detectives searched an apartment near Monroe and Scottwood.

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