Calif. man sentenced in shooting death

March 7, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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EAST PALO ALTO, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- A California man has been sentenced to 53 years to life in prison for fatally shooting a man who had picked on his younger brother at a party.

Quindale Powell of East Palo Alto, Calif., was sentenced Friday for his conviction on first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon charges in the slaying of killing Deshawn Stubbs, 24, of Menlo Park.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Stubbs had gotten into an argument with Powell's younger brother at a party in East Palo Alto and then challenged Powell to a fistfight.

Powell then shot him several times, said Santa Clara County Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

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