Man Sentenced for Murder Over Facebook Insults

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    A suburban Philadelphia man will spend eight to 16 years in prison for a killing that was preceded by days of online trash-talking.

    The Intelligencer said 23-year-old Andre Dula of Abington was sentenced last week.

    Dula pleaded guilty to third-degree murder earlier this year in Montgomery County Court in the July 2012 shooting death of 27-year-old William Butler.

    Prosecutors said the victim was shot in the back during a confrontation near a train overpass in Abington after the men had been trading insults on Facebook and by text messages.

    Authorities said the dispute began with a disagreement between the victim's younger sister and Dula's cousin and quickly escalated.

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