California gang member gets life for killing career Navy man
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A gang member with a decades-long criminal history has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a career Navy man in San Diego.
Forty-two-year-old Arrow Morris received a sentence of more than 126 years to life Tuesday for killing Lt. Cmdr. James Celani Jr. and wounding his cousin.
Prosecutors say in 2017, Morris opened fire outside a downtown comedy club where he’d gone with his brother. Prosecutors say Morris was angry after a fight with his girlfriend and vented that anger on two passing strangers.
Celani’s cousin testified that the shooting began after he simply greeted Morris with the polite query: “What’s up, brother?”
The defense argued that Morris’s brother was the actual shooter.
His wife said Celani was weeks away from retirement after a 20-year career.