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Man gets life in prison for murdering girlfriend's brother

Posted at 4:32 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 16:32:45-04

A Cleveland man has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend’s brother, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

Henry Stafford, 37, previously pleaded guilty to murder, intimidation of crime victim or witness and having weapons under disability.

The shooting happened on Oct. 24, 2019 at a home the three shared in the 3600 block of West 102nd Street.

According to the prosecutor’s office, Stafford entered the home, covered his face up and walked into the man’s bedroom and shot him multiple times. He then fled the scene. The next day, Stafford called his girlfriend and threatened to kill her. He was arrested several days later on Oct. 28.

“This is another life lost to gun violence,” said Prosecutor Michael O’Malley. “My thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends. I hope this sentence assists them in moving forward.”

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