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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - One of the two men convicted of murder charges in connection with the "execution-style" shooting death of a Rochester man in 2019 was sentenced this afternoon.

25-year-old Ayub Iman was given a 27-year prison sentence for his involvement in the murder of 28-year-old Garad Roble. He was found guilty of a second-degree murder charge at the end of the trial that was held in Olmsted County Court in April.

Olmsted County ADC photo
Olmsted County ADC photo

The other Rochester man prosecuted in the case, 33-year-old Muhidin Abukar, entered into a plea agreement the day his trial was scheduled to begin last month and admitted to a second-degree murder charge. Abukar told the court it was Iman who actually shot the victim nearly a dozen times on a rural southeast Rochester road in the early-morning hours of March 5, 2019.

Abukar is scheduled to be sentenced on June 23rd. His plea agreement calls for a 166-month prison sentence.

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