MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man whose friend was fatally shot when they tried to rob a barbershop has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a Milwaukee County judge sentenced 24-year-old Jeremy Pierce on Thursday. He was originally charged with felony murder but pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless homicide after agreeing to testify against getaway driver Marvin Sanders.
Sanders pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and was sentenced to 4-½ years in prison.
A customer shot 18-year-old Clemon Ferguson twice in the head and wounded Pierce when the men tried to rob the barbershop in November 2012.
The judge said Pierce’s admitted membership in a gang makes it likely he had committed other crimes.
The man who shot Ferguson wasn’t charged.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com