Teen gets 16 years for fatal shooting

3:28 PM, Apr 10, 2012   |    comments
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SARASOTA, Florida (AP) - A southwest Florida teen has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for shooting another man during a street feud.

As part of a deal with Sarasota County prosecutors, 19-year-old Marcus Moody pleaded no contest Tuesday to a reduced charge of manslaughter with a firearm. He had been facing a second-degree murder charge and possible life sentence.

Authorities say Moody fatally shot 20-year-old Willie J. Hadley last June during an ongoing feud between two groups. After Hadley's death, authorities say his brother, 18-year-old Olajuwon Butler, shot and killed one of Moody's cousins.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Butler is scheduled to go on trial in the fall.

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