Last man sentenced for Hamilton fatal shooting

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Last man sentenced for Hamilton fatal shooting

A Cincinnati man received the same prison sentence today as two others convicted in the 2009 shooting death of Hamilton’s Steven Denmark Jr.

Terry P. Wardlow Jr., 30, was sentenced to 13 years in prison by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael Sage, ending a case that began just days before Christmas four years ago when Denmark was gunned down in his home.

Last month Wardlow pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification with an agreed-to sentence of 10 years plus an additional three years for the use of a gun in the slaying. He was facing murder with a gun specification and robbery charges if convicted at trial.

The sentence will be served in addition to the 12-year prison term Wardlow is currently serving for attempted murder, two counts of aggravated robbery and having weapons under disability for crimes committed in Hamilton County, according to court records.

Jayson Brown, 29, of Maple Avenue in Hamilton and Corey White, 23, of Cincinnati, also pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter earlier this year and received 13 years behind bars.

The trio went to Denmark’s house on the night of Dec. 14, 2009, with the intention of robbing him and Denmark was shot dead, according to prosecutors. The crime went unsolved for years until White’s fingerprint was run through a database for juvenile offenders and turned up a match.

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