Man gets 20 Years for Fatal Card-game Shooting

Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 --- 2:34p.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- A Racine man convicted of fatally shooting another man after a card game has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

During Friday's sentencing hearing, Jeremiah T. Brown told the judge he took responsibility for his "senseless act." The 28-year-old apologized to his family and the victim's family.

Brown pleaded guilty in July to second-degree reckless homicide while armed.

The criminal complaint says Brown was playing cards with 34-year-old Terrell Byers and others at a home in 2009. Prosecutors say Brown and Byers didn't previously know each other.

The complaint says tensions developed during the night but eased after Brown left. He allegedly returned with a gun wrapped in plastic and shot Byers in the lower back.

A Journal Times of Racine report ( ) says the victim had four children.


Information from: The Journal Times,

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