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Braddock man to serve up to 16 years in fatal shooting |

Braddock man to serve up to 16 years in fatal shooting

| Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:00 p.m

An Allegheny County judge on Wednesday sentenced a Braddock man to eight to 16 years in prison for killing a man during a street fight.

On Christmas morning 2004, Preston Dennis, 32, accompanied a friend to McKeesport because his friend’s sister had been beaten up by her boyfriend, said Assistant District Attorney Dan Spurgeon.

The boyfriend, Anthony Wright, 42, returned to the house and got into a brawl with Dennis, his friend and several other people. During the fight, Dennis shot Wright in the head, Spurgeon said. Dennis pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and carrying a firearm without a license.

Common Pleas Judge Kevin Sasinoski sentenced Dennis to five years of probation on the firearm charge.

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