RACINE (WKOW) – A Racine man convicted of fatally shooting another man after a card game has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Jeremiah T. Brown told the judge he took responsibility for his "senseless act" on Friday during his sentencing hearing. The 28-year-old apologized to his family and the victim's family.
Officials said Brown pleaded guilty in July to second-degree reckless homicide while armed.
According to the criminal complaint, Brown was playing cards with 34-year-old Terrell Byers and others at a home in 2009. Prosecutors said Brown and Byers didn't previously know each other.
The complaint said tensions developed during the night but eased after Brown left. Authorities said Brown returned with a gun wrapped in plastic and shot Byers in the lower back.
According to the Journal Times of Racine, the victim had four children.
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