Massachusetts man faces sentencing for 2015 fatal shooting

November 5, 2017

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — An Abington man who shot and killed another man during a drug robbery in Brockton two years ago faces sentencing.

Evyn Garner is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in the October 2015 death of 27-year-old Richard Tangherlini Jr.

The 24-year-old Garner was convicted by a jury Thursday of charges including first-degree murder, which carries a mandatory term of life in prison without parole.

Prosecutors say Garner arranged to buy a small bag of marijuana worth $40 from Tangherlini. During the deal, Garner placed a gun to the victim’s head and shot him in the throat during a struggle.

Tangherlini died at the hospital.

Garner’s attorney argued police didn’t investigate a witness who identified Garner as the shooter.

Prosecutors say blood stains on his jeans and shoes matched the victim’s DNA.

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