Deandre Johnson, 22, was sentenced Tuesday for the Oct. 2017 shooting death of Daran Jackson.
Judge Paul Sullivan sentenced Johnson to between 40 and 75 years in prison. Johnson was convicted of second-degree murder for shooting Jackson 10 times at Cambridge Square apartments on Mason Street and Plymouth Avenue.
Before sentencing, the victim's mother called Johnson a coward.
"I loved my son," Cynthia Lynn Jackson said in court Tuesday.
"You did this. He deserved to have a full life until God take him home—not your choice," Jackson said, while looking directly at Johnson.
The mother said her son and Johnson had known each other since high school.
"You don't know what love is," Jackson said to Johnson.
Daran was a 22-year-old father. His mother said all he wanted was to be a dad.
At the end of the hearing, Johnson told the judge he planned to appeal the jury's decision. Johnson also apologized both to his family for what they were going through and to Jackson's family for their loss.
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