- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A man who supplied a gun to another man who killed seven people in Grand Rapids says he’s a hard worker who made a “horrible choice.”

Michael Allen’s letter to a judge was filed Monday in federal court, a week before he gets his sentence.

In 2011, Rodrick Dantzler killed seven people in Grand Rapids, including his estranged wife and their daughter. He also killed himself.

It was illegal for Allen to supply a gun to Dantzler because Dantzler was an ex-convict who couldn’t have weapons. The government says Allen has his own record of assault and drug crimes. He’s asking for a “fair” sentence. The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison.

A man who had the gun before Allen is serving a five-year sentence.

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