Man Gets 40 Years for Fatal Christmas Eve Mall Shooting

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man has been sentenced once again to 40 years in prison for a fatal Christmas Eve shooting inside the Boynton Beach Mall.

The Palm Beach Post ( reports that Wilson Pierre Jr. was sentenced Monday. He was convicted in May of second-degree murder.

Pierre was previously convicted of the same charge and sentenced to 40 years in prison, but an appellate court vacated that conviction in 2014 and ordered a new trial. The court ruled that Pierre’s attorney was ineffective, especially regarding a contradiction in the jury instructions.

Authorities say 24-year-old Berno Charlemond was killed in 2006 while the mall was crowded with thousands of holiday shoppers. Prosecutors said the mall shooting was related to a feud between two Haitian-American gangs.


Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post,


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