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Sentencing closes decade-old murder case

A 32-year-old man was sentenced in Erie County Court Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison for second degree murder for a killing that occurred nearly a decade ago.

Erik Donaldson was convicted by a jury in August for fatally shooting his friend, 22-year-old Christian Thomas of Buffalo, in the face and back.

Thomas went missing on December 30, 2007. His body was recovered on Montana Street on April 8, 2008.

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.