READING, Pa. (AP) – A man has been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of a 14-year-old youth lured into an alley and gunned down in Berks County, Pennsylvania 3 1/2 years ago. A Berks County jury last fall convicted 26-year-old Reynold Henry of second-degree murder and firearm offenses in the July 2017 death of Bruce Criddell Jr.

Prosecutors said Henry arranged on a social media site to sell the teen a 9 mm pistol. They said Criddell and another person met Henry in a Reading fast-food restaurant and the three then went into an alley, but the defendant immediately opened fire.

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Senior Judge James Bucci sentenced the defendant Tuesday to the mandatory term of life in prison without possibility of parole.

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