EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 15½ to 31 years in a shootout at social club in Bethlehem that killed a woman and injured other people two years ago.
Thirty-four-year-old Rene Figueroa of Allentown was sentenced Friday in Northampton County on an involuntary manslaughter conviction in the December 2012 shooting outside Bethlehem’s Puerto Rican Beneficial Society.READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Finding Comfort In Rec Centers Again Amid Gun Violence Epidemic
Jurors last fall rejected a first-degree murder conviction sought by prosecutors in the slaying of 23-year-old Yolanda Morales.
Figueroa on Friday apologized to the victims’ relatives. Defense attorney Jack McMahon called the sentence fair but added that an appeal is planned.READ MORE: 'I Thought I Was Done': Residents Of Trevose Mobile Home Park Pick Up The Pieces After EF-3 Tornado
Figueroa still faces charges that he solicited a prison inmate to kill trial witnesses.
Several people were arrested outside the courtroom Friday after a fight between relatives of the defendant and others.MORE NEWS: Pirates' Crowe, 2 Relievers 1-Hit Phillies, End 4-Game Skid
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