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Peoria man sentenced to 80 years in prison for teen's 2021 murder

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A Peoria man was sentenced to 80 years in prison Friday for the murder of a Manual High School student.

Jerry Snipes, Jr., 17, was shot ten times by two different shooters in the 2800 block of Linn Street on October 6, 2021. Prosecutors argued 21-year-old Jeremy Moore was one of those shooters, along with 21-year-old Gary Irby.

The Peoria County State's Attorney's Office had asked for a life sentence for Moore. Irby is set to stand trial in May. Tyranique White is also charged in connection with the murder.

Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.