Iowa man gets 35 years for drug-related shooting

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for a drug-related shooting in 2012.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/1hrhLCU ) 21-year-old Peter Thullen received the sentence Monday in Johnson County District Court. He must serve a minimum of 10 years.

Authorities say Thullen and 20-year-old Andrew Meyer, also of Cedar Rapids, were involved in a November 2012 shooting in Iowa City. Prosecutors say they went to a man’s house to settle a drug debt, and Thullen shot the man.

Thullen pleaded guilty in October to first-degree burglary and willful injury charges as part of a plea deal that dropped an attempted murder charge.

Meyer is charged with attempted murder, going armed with intent and first-degree burglary. His trial is scheduled to start in March.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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