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Va man gets 46 years in fatal shootings of 2 men

Monday - 4/8/2013, 4:59pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Richmond man has been sentenced to a 46-year prison term in the fatal shootings of two men in a dispute over dog feces left outside an apartment.

A Richmond Circuit Court judge sentenced 38-year-old Darryl Lamont Jefferson on Monday. He was convicted in August of two counts of first-degree murder and using a firearm in a felony.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( reports 24-year-old Ahmad K. Phillips and his 28-year-old brother, Ahkeem, were shot last April.

Jefferson's friend, 21-year-old Randy Trent, was sentenced to a 15-year prison term after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree murder.

Authorities said Ahmad Phillips had found dog feces in front of his apartment. Trent lived in the apartment building and was the dog's owner. Trent had summoned Jefferson after arguing with Ahmad Phillips.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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