A D.C man was sentenced to 45 years in jail Friday for the homicide of 17-year-old Brayan Villatoro U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves says.

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A D.C. man was sentenced to 45 years in jail Friday for the homicide of 17-year-old Brayan Villatoro, U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves says.

In January, 31-year-old Mussay Rezene was discovered responsible of first-degree homicide whereas armed for the deadly capturing of Villatoro in September 2021.

According to the lawyer’s workplace, at roughly 9 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2021, Villatoro was using in a minivan with pals heading to a household get together when he requested the motive force to cease to satisfy with somebody on the 1300 block of Nicholson Street Northwest.

The sufferer waited exterior an condo constructing earlier than Rezene arrived in a car that was later established to be stolen.

The two went down a close-by ally. Shortly thereafter pictures have been heard and, Graves mentioned, Villatoro was shot eight occasions. Both Rezene and Villatoro’s pals fled the world.

Metropolitan Police arrived on the scene to seek out Villatoro had succumbed to his accidents. He was pronounced useless on the scene.

Surveillance video confirmed Rezene carrying “distinct footwear and clothes,” which matched what he was carrying in an image posted on social media after Villatoro was killed.

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