Fort Worth Man Gets 35 Years in Super Bowl Bet Death

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    A view of Cowboys Stadium on January27, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. Cowboys Stadium will host Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers in Dallas, Texas.

    Prosecutors say an 18-year-old Fort Worth man convicted of murder for orchestrating the killing of a man over a $40 Super Bowl bet has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

    A Fort Worth jury arrived at the sentence for Edward Washington III on Wednesday after convicting him Monday.

    Investigators say 20-year-old Jarami Thomas was fatally shot in March 2011 in the parking lot of an Arlington convenience store.

    Prosecutors say Thomas had placed a bet with Washington on the February 2011 game, played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, via Facebook. When Thomas didn't pay, Washington threatened him.

    Clevin Earl Brown Jr., a friend of Washington, shot Thomas and last April was sentenced to 50 years in prison.