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Man gets more than 20 years in prison for fatal shooting, family says not enough time

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The suspect in a fatal shooting on the Fond du Lac Reservation has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.

In Carlton County Court, 33-year-old Wayne Bosto was sentenced to nearly 24 years in prison and nearly 12 years of supervised probation. 

In July, Bosto pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the shooting death of 36-year-old John Korby.

Judge Robert Macaulay sentenced him to nearly 24 years in prison, and nearly 12 years of supervised probation.

The decision came down in a courtroom filled with Korby's loved ones.

According to court documents, on the morning of Dec. 23, Bosto shot Korby three times, a home on Wolf Ridge Road after an argument he no longer remembers. Friends and family say the two were friends.

Korby later died at the hospital.

Toxicology reports indicate that Bosto had marijuana and methamphetamine in his system at the time of the shooting.

Brooke Copa said she's spent much of the past year keeping a brave face for their two daughters, 18 and 15.

"He was a good dad, a good friend, he loved his family a lot," she said.

She even read their victim impact statements in court.

Copa said Korby was a best friend to their daughters, who spent last Christmas planning their father's funeral.

"He took a piece away from them and me as a mom, watching them grieve is a really terrible thing," she said. "I wouldn't want any mother to ever have to do that ever."

She said they can't help but think of the moments he's missing: his oldest daughter's graduation and soon, the birth of his first grandchild. So she said 24 years, for their father's killer, isn't closure. 

"I don't think it was enough time," she said. "I don't think that amount of time was good enough."

But as the court hearings come to a close, she hopes the healing can start.

"Now we can move on and just work on getting through everything," Copa said.

This sentencing was pushed until October because Bosto and his attorney were working on a motion to reverse his guilty plea. 

The judge denied that motion in September. 

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