- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - One of two men convicted in the fatal shooting of an anti-crime advocate and Detroit nightclub bouncer will spend the rest of his life in prison.

The Detroit News (https://bit.ly/17dx8wg ) says Carl Bruner expressed condolences to the victim’s family but proclaimed his innocence before he was sentenced Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Co-defendant Michael Lawson faces sentencing Feb. 3.

A jury found the pair guilty of first-degree murder last month in the killing 39-year-old Marcel Jackson at Club Pandemonium. Jackson was a member of the crime prevention community group Detroit 300.

Authorities say Jackson kicked Bruner out of the club for hitting a woman before the June 2012 shooting. They say Bruner returned with Lawson and shot Jackson in the back.

Bruner and Lawson were arrested two years later.

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