- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Lansing man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of his brother has been sentenced to at least 18 years in prison.

The Lansing State Journal reports (https://on.lsj.com/1Ip9oGB ) the punishment handed down Wednesday was the minimum sentence recommended as part of a plea agreement reached in October between prosecutors and the attorney for 33-year-old Rahsohn Perry.

The sentence calls for up to 35 years in prison.

Perry was charged in the death of 39-year-old Michael Jimenez, who was shot in the head at a home in November 2014.

In testimony, witnesses said Perry and Jimenez were in a physical struggle that led to the shooting. Perry’s attorney has said the case’s key issue was whether Perry shot Jimenez in self-defense.


Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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