A Columbus man has been sentenced to 40 to 50 years in prison in the stabbing death of another man in a motel parking lot.
21-year-old Ozzy Tilden was sentenced Friday in Platte County District Court for second-degree murder. He pleaded guilty last month in the death of 36-year-old Jerry Garcia in the parking lot of the Sundown Motel in Columbus.
Investigators say in court documents that Tilden had gotten into a fistfight in the parking lot after he returned from having some drinks at a bar in Tilden early in the morning on Oct. 8. Garcia got involved only briefly in the scuffle.
According to the documents, a witness told police that Tilden left but soon returned and confronted Garcia, stabbing him several times.