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.

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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.

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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.

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