Woman gets prison for illegally buying gun for nephew
Aug. 09, 2017
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to prison under a law created to prosecute those who illegally buy guns for others.
The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/2uFTaD9 ) 36-year-old Vikki Towns-Perez will face a maximum of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony counts of selling a firearm to an ineligible transferee.
Prosecutors say Towns-Perez, whose name is also spelled "Vicki" in court records, sold nine weapons to her nephew in Chester between 2012 and 2013 for about $200 each. Her nephew was shot and killed in April 2015.
District Attorney Jack Whelan said Tuesday five of the guns recovered were used in felony crimes.
Towns-Perez' attorney says her client is hoping to move on and make "major changes" in her life.
Information from: Delaware County Daily Times, http://www.delcotimes.com