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Omaha Man Sentenced for Murdering Friend

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Maureen Wurtz

OMAHA (KPTM)- A man who hid from police for weeks won't be able to hide from this, 12 to 20 years in prison.

A judge sentenced 27-year-old Michael Sebesta today for shooting and killing his friend, Philip Burden, this past January.

"I'm trying to get through it, but I think about him every day," said Christopher Incontro, Burden's father.

According to Police, Burden was shot after he and Sebesta got into an argument.  In court Tuesday, attorney's said Sebesta owned money to Burden for meth. In a statement to the family, Sebesta said the argument turned deadly fast. "Not a day goes by when I don't think why I didn't toss the gun," said Sebesta.

Amunition was found at the apartment that belonged to Burden. Sebesta's defense attorney said Burdon tried to get money in a violent way, "He tried to collect funds using the barrel of a pistol," said James Martin Davis.

Sebesta apologized to the family in court. Incontro said it'll be a while before he can forgive Sebesta. "It's just, it's tough for me."

 Sebesta will be eligible for parole in eight years.

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