Syracuse man gets 17 years for drug-trafficking death

A 24-year-old Syracuse man has been sentenced to prison for his role in a drug-trafficking killing.

Derek Williams was sentenced in federal court Monday to 17 ½ years in prison for ordering a robbery that ended in the fatal shooting of Tavorn Hunter outside a convenience store in October 2010.

Williams pleaded guilty last year to several charges related to the killing. He admitted he used his cell phone to order marijuana from Hunter, then arranged to have Shakeem Moore rob Hunter at gunpoint.

Moore, then 17, shot Hunter in the chest after a struggle. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison for manslaughter.