Punishment for murder by baseball cap – NBC New York

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  • A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to decades for fatally shooting his 38-year-old father over a stolen baseball cap, prosecutors said.
  • Adonis Barnett, 22, was sentenced last April to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter last April, according to Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez.
  • Barnett was sentenced after Barnett was convicted of murdering a man who recovered his son’s baseball cap, which had been stolen from him a few days earlier in 2016 by members of Barnett’s gang.

NEW YORK: A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to decades in prison for shooting and killing his 38-year-old father for stealing a baseball cap.

Adonis Barnett, 22, was sentenced last April to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter last April, according to Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez.

Barnett was sentenced after Barnett was convicted of murdering a man who recovered his son’s baseball cap, which had been stolen from him a few days earlier in 2016 by members of Barnett’s gang.

According to the investigation, on August 3, 2016, at around 10:18 p.m., near the basketball court outside PS6 in the area of ​​Snyder and Bedford Avenues in Flatbush, Barnett allegedly shot her. Gerald Cummings once in the back and once in the neck.

Cummings reportedly contacted Barnett, who was 16 at the time, and another teen who stole his son’s leather and snakeskin ‘Don C’ Oakland Raiders baseball cap on July 29, 2016.

According to the investigation, on the night of the shooting, witnesses saw Barnett with a man wearing a stolen hat. It is believed that this prompted Cummings’ 17-year-old son to call his father for help. When Cummings arrived and retrieved his son’s hat, Barnett reportedly fired his gun three times as Cummings walked away. He got hit by two bullets.

Cummings died of gunshot wounds at Kings County Hospital.

“It was a senseless, cold-blooded shooting at a family man who went away with his son’s stolen hat back,” Gonzalez said in a statement. “Now he has lost his life and his family has lost their loved one. With today’s sentence, the defendant will spend several years behind bars as a result of his actions.”

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