Man sentenced in slaying of Harrisburg organizer

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 21, 2016 6:05 AM

(Harrisburg) -- A man has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted him of murdering a popular Harrisburg organizer, who was fatally shot in the warehouse where he staged events for kids and teens.

Jerren Stuckey cursed at the mother of the victim as the judge prepared to sentence the 26-year-old on Thursday afternoon.

Prosecutors say he killed 25-year-old Rayon Braxton in November over a bad debt.

Police say Braxton was shot seven times at the club he ran in the former Big Ugly Warehouse in the Harrisburg's Allison Hill neighborhood.

Witnesses testified Stuckey had threatened him.

One said he saw Stuckey flee Braxton's Harrisburg business moments after the fatal shots rang out.

Stuckey's attorney had said prosecutors didn't provide enough evidence to link their client to the killing.

The attorney told the judge Stuckey will probably appeal.

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