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Man pleads guilty in 2012 Pawtucket shooting

Man pleads guilty in 2012 Pawtucket shooting

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Pawtucket man has been sentenced to spend more than 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for the shooting death of another man last year.

The Rhode Island attorney general's office announced the plea agreement with 20-year-old Darrell Johnson. Superior Court Justice Robert Krause accepted the guilty plea Tuesday and sentenced Johnson to 60 years, with 32-1/2 years to serve, and the rest on probation. Johnson also was sentenced to 10 years, to be served concurrently, on a gun charge.

Prosecutors said Johnson shot 21-year-old Joshua Burgo on July 6, 2012, behind the Nathaniel Greene Middle School in Pawtucket. The shooting followed an argument between two groups of people.

Johnson was arrested by U.S. marshals in Virginia last November.

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