NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A New Haven man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for killing two men after ambushing them and firing 22 shots.
Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander on Friday said the shooting was “the act of a coward” when she sentenced 25-year-old Brandon Bellamy, who was convicted in November.
Prosecutors said Bellamy waited for William Burress and opened fire when he arrived home with two friends in April 2008. They say Burruss had bested Bellamy in a fight earlier that evening. Burress and Justin Davis were killed in the attack.
In a victim impact statement, Burress’ mother Lynn Jones said “everything that lived in me died” when she saw her son’s body.
But Bellamy angrily proclaimed his innocence, saying the trial was unfair and he was being imprisoned “on a made-up lie.”
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