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First of 9 suspects sentenced in Topeka homicide

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The first of nine defendants in the death of a Topeka woman and the wounding of her partner was sentenced to nearly 11 years in state prison.

Twenty-seven-year-old Anceo Stovall was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years and 11 months in the 2011 death of 40-year-old Natalie Gibson and the shooting of 43-year-old Lori Allison. The women were attacked during a robbery attempt as they returned to their Topeka home.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/XGzS9F ) before his sentencing, Stovall said he was sorry the crimes occurred but didn't take responsibility for them.