- Associated Press - Saturday, January 21, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville man named Martin Luther King has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for fatally shooting one man and wounding two others.

The Florida Times-Union (https://goo.gl/6rt3d6 ) reports that King - no immediate relation to civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. - pleaded guilty last week to second-degree murder as part of a plea deal.

Authorities say Andrew Lamon Stephens, Steveonte Stephens and Deangelo Bryant were playing cards or dominoes in an empty lot in January 2013 when a masked shooter approached with a rifle and shot them. Andrew Lamon Stephens died.

A witness said it was retaliation for a shooting at the home of King’s family member on Christmas Day.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, https://www.jacksonville.com

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