University Place man gets 25 years for killing roommate in argument over borrowed clothes

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who fatally shot his roommate at the Pierce County home they shared together in 2014 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The News Tribune reports ( ) that 30-year-old Cory Lewis, of University Place, was sentenced Thursday after being found guilty of second-degree murder and unlawful gun possession.

Cory Page was shot in December 2014 after getting into an argument with Lewis over clothing that Lewis had borrowed from him.

Lewis had called police days after the shooting and reported that he had come home to find Page dead.

He was arrested failing a polygraph test, which prompted authorities to investigate him further.

Lewis apologized in court Tuesday, saying that Page had been his friend. He maintains that the shooting was an act of self-defense.

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