Sarasota Teen Gets 16 Years for Fatal Shooting

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) _ A southwest Florida teen has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for shooting another man during a street feud.

As part of a deal with Sarasota County prosecutors, 19-year-old Marcus Moody pleaded no contest Tuesday to a reduced charge of manslaughter with a firearm.

He had been facing a second-degree murder charge and possible life sentence.

Authorities say Moody fatally shot 20-year-old Willie J. Hadley last June during an ongoing feud between two groups.

After Hadley’s death, authorities say his brother, 18-year-old Olajuwon Butler, shot and killed one of Moody’s cousins.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (http://bit.ly/I0I12O ) reports that Butler is scheduled to go on trial in the fall.

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