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Man sentenced for killing 3 in South Salt Lake shooting

March 9, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to six to 30 years in prison for killing three people during a botched drug robbery in a Salt Lake City suburb.

Gerald Grant apologized to the families of brothers Angel and Lauro Lopez-Salinas and Armando Cuenca-Curiel at his sentencing hearing on Thursday.

Court documents say Grant shot the three inside an SUV in South Salt Lake during a marijuana buy in February 2016 where both parties planned to rob each other.

The victims were 17 to 20 years old.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of manslaughter in January and said he shot the three in self-defense after he was shot in the leg.

Mahad Omar, who is accused of planning the robbery with Grant, is also charged in the case.

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