Man sentenced to life in prison in landscaper’s slaying

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HOWELL, Mich. (AP/WLNS) – A Michigan man who drew scrutiny from investigators after a Facebook post about how to spend $30,000 has been sentenced to life in prison in the slaying of a landscaper known to carry cash.

Our media partners at WHMI say Anthony Sean Duke told a Livingston County court that he was innocent in the fatal shooting of 47-year-old Ronald Hauser.

Duke, 26 of Webberville was convicted of murder. Hauser was found slain in December 2011.

A sheriff’s investigator has said he repeatedly questioned Duke after learning about the 2012 social media post, which was made about a month after Hauser’s death.

Authorities say the post read: “What to do?? … 30K I have to spend.”

Duke was charged in 2014.

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