STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing a man police say crossed him by selling drugs to a drive-up customer at a crowded intersection.
The Stamford Advocate reports that 25-year-old Andre Russell was sentenced this week for the killing of 46-year-old William James in June 2014.
Police said there were at least 50 people around the intersection at the time James was killed, but they could only find two witnesses willing to talk.
Russell was originally charged with murder but pleaded guilty in May to a reduced charge of manslaughter with a firearm.
When Russell was arrested, police said the motive could have been that Russell did not James selling drugs to a drive-up customer. They also say James owed Russell money.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com