Friday, September 15, 2023 5:34 pm
NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The gunman who fatally shot a 16-year-old girl as she walked near a Bronx school in April 2022 was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison.
The sentencing arrangement for Jeremiah Ryan, who was 17 at the time of the shooting and is now 18, was part of a plea deal to avoid a painful trial.
The Bronx District Attorney’s Office said the arrangement was made “in full consultation with the entire family.”
Angellyh Yambo’s mother, Yanely Henriquez, gave a victim impact statement at the sentencing.
Yambo was shot as Ryan argued with two other men and at least six shots were fired, hitting Yambo, a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. Others who were shot survived.
“The defendant got into an argument with two men and he fired multiple shots with a ‘ghost gun’, striking 16-year-old Angellyh Yambo and two other teenagers as they were walking home from school. His actions ended with a beautiful The lives of young girls were taken, and the lives of survivors and victims’ families were shattered,” said Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark.
Ryan pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on August 4, 2023.
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