WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) — A 41-year-old man will spend five decades in prison for shooting his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend to death in 2019, a judge ruled Thursday.
Antwon Barnes shot 35-year-old Leroy Jefferson 41 times in a hallway of a Windsor Locks apartment building before holding a gun to a woman’s head. He then left the area in a stolen vehicle.
“I would like to acknowledge the victim’s father who endured extended suffering as a result of this horrific crime,” Hartford State’s Attorney Sharmese Walcott said in a written announcement. “This office is committed to prosecuting gun violence that occurs in the city and the suburbs. I hope the family of the deceased victim and the surviving victim are one step closer to finding peace.”