FIRST ON FOX: McCowan Gets 20-60 Years in Prison

McCowan faces life in prison.

FIRST ON FOX: McCowan Gets 20-60 Years in Prison

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Nov 6, 2013 - UPDATED: Nov 6, 2013

Conner McCowan has been sentenced 20 to 60 years in prison for murdering Andrew Singler in February.

Singler, 23, was dating McCowan's sister at the time, and stabbed him to death during a fight in Singler's apartment on February 23.

McCowan's sister, Shay, had told Connor that Singler had beaten her up, which prompted Connor's actions.

At his trial, Shay said that had been a lie. Prosecutors said Connor McCowan, 19, had intentionally stabbed Singler. Defense lawyers said McCowan used the knife in self defense.

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An Okemos teenager could be headed to prison for the rest of his life.

Connor McCowan will be sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted of second-degree murder last month in the death of Andrew Singler, an MSU student who was dating McCowan's sister.

McCowan stabbed Singler after the two exchanged heated text messages in February.

The jury didn't buy the defense's claim that it was in self-defense.