A man who was accused of fatally shooting a man in Belton two years ago pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Monday.
Steven Randall Cobb was sentenced to 23 years in prison by Judge Cordell Maddox, according to the Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams.
On July 11, 2011, Cobb was riding in a car with a passenger and the victim, Raymond Diehl, who was driving the car. The passenger said Cobb and the driver began to argue and Cobb pulled out a pistol and shot Diehl seven times, causing the car to crash.
Deihl's body was found by a newspaper carrier early the next morning at the scene on Wilson Lake Road.
The solicitor said that Cobb and the passenger then left the scene and Cobb threatened the other passenger's family if he said anything about the shooting.
Cobb and the passenger then went to Cobb's mother's house where he showered and the passenger called for his friends to come pick him up. The passenger then contacted law enforcement and told them what happened.
"Steven Randall Cobb has been in trouble with the law for many years," stated Adams. "His criminal history is extensive and has become increasingly more violent. Today's sentence will keep him off the streets of Anderson County for a very long time."
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