Minnesota Man Sentenced To Over 35 Years In Prison After Fight Over Dice Game Ends In Murder

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Mar. 14 2023, Published 11:14 a.m. ET

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A Minnesota man was sentenced to over 35 years in jail after pleading guilty to a 2021 murder case, officials said.

Around 2:30 a.m. on June 6, 2021, Derrick Days, 29, and his accomplice, 23-year-old Nautica Cox, shot two men near a parking ramp in Minneapolis after a fight broke out over a game of dice, KAAL-TV reported.

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According to Rochester Police, there were at least five people playing dice on the sidewalk when a physical fight broke out and Days and Cox started shooting.

Todd Lorne Banks Jr., 28, was killed and another 28-year-old man suffered critical injuries but survived.

In November 2022, Days pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and second-degree assault.

On March 13, Days was sentenced to 35.5 years behind bars for the shooting of Banks Jr., KIMT reported.

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Days will also serve 45 months for the assault charge concurrently, officials said.

Cox pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to go to trial this summer, police said.


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