NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The man who gunned down radio and TV personality DJ Megatron in New York City will spend 21 years in prison.
William “Billy” Williams was sentenced Wednesday, the Staten Island Advance reported. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in January.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Isaiah Levine Killed In Double Shooting On Lower East Side, Second Victim In Hospital
The father of three began his career at New York’s WKRS-FM, better known as Kiss FM, and also worked at radio stations in Boston and Philadelphia.
The 32-year-old disc jockey, born Corey McGriff, went on to work on cable television network BET’s “106 & Park” music countdown series. He also did on-camera work for the show and for BET’s website.READ MORE: Tony Award-Winning Temptations Musical 'Ain't Too Proud' Reopens On Broadway
The deejay, sometimes known as Mega or Mega McGriff, also appeared in movies including 2005′s “State Property 2,” starring Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash and rappers Beanie Sigel and N.O.R.E., formerly Noreaga.
Louvenia McGriff said at the sentencing that her son lived to help others.
A second defendant, Richard Cromwell, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.MORE NEWS: DEP Says New York City Tap Water Might Smell, Taste Different Because Of Different Supply Systems
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