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CHEYENNE (WNE) — A Cheyenne man was sentenced last Monday to serve 40 years in federal prison for shooting and killing a 19-year-old man.

Armando Ramirez-Serna, 22, pleaded guilty in October to killing Justin Robinson in November 2017. After the shooting, Ramirez-Serna took 4 ounces of marijuana and $200 from Robinson.

Investigators believe Ramirez-Serna then drove Robinson’s body to a reservoir east of town and set fire to Robinson’s mother’s Lincoln MKX.

Ramirez-Serna pleaded guilty to interfering with commerce by robbery, and using a firearm and causing murder during the robbery.

As part of the plea agreement, he will not be able to appeal his conviction or sentence.

Ramirez-Serna was also ordered to pay more than $19,000 in restitution to the victim’s family and to the Wyoming Division of Victims Assistance.

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“The prosecution of this case represents a successful collaboration between local and federal law enforcement agencies to combat violent crime in our communities,” U.S. Attorney Mark Klaassen said in a news release.

The case was investigated by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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