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Man gets 17-1/2 years in killing of Milwaukee club promoter

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 23-year-old man charged in the killing of a Milwaukee night club promoter has been sentenced to 17-1/2 years in prison.

State court records show Johnathan Sellers also was ordered to serve 12-1/2 years of probation on Friday. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Sellers had pleaded guilty to felony murder-burglary for his role in the death of 27-year-old Christopher Gray.

According to a criminal complaint, Gray was killed Nov. 18 after he returned home to a burglary in progress at his apartment. It says Sellers and 17-year-old Melvin Jones chased Gray and attacked him with a hammer when he attempted to flee from his residence.

Jones, who was tried as an adult, pleaded guilty to felony murder. He’s expected to be sentenced May 8.

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