The News Tribune reports that William Horton Jr., of Lakewood, was sentenced Friday. A jury convicted him last month of first-degree murder in the October 2012 death of Charles Pitts.
Court records show the two were visiting a mutual friend’s home when they got into a heated discussion over whose gang was better. The pair began “slap-boxing” before Horton pulled out a .45-caliber pistol and shot the 29-year-old Pitts twice.
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