Elmira man sentenced for fatal drug-robbery shooting
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:05:59 GMT —
A 21-year-old upstate New York man who admitted shooting another man to death after a drug-related robbery has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The Elmira Star-Gazette reports that Jerell Rollins of Elmira was sentenced Monday in Chemung County Court, where he pleaded guilty last month to first-degree manslaughter. He'd originally been charged with second-degree murder for the killing of 20-year-old Randy Brooks Jr. in July.
Authorities said Brooks was one of three people who robbed Rollins' cousin of an ounce of marijuana and was running away when Rollins shot him once in the head.
The two other men were sentenced each sentenced to four years in prison last week after pleading guilty to robbery charges.