MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A Milwaukee man who killed a cook at a George Webb's restaurant was sentenced Wednesday to 42 years in prison.
Jurors allowed 29-year-old Delorean Bryson to escape a life term, by convicting him on a reduced charge of reckless homicide.
He shot 21-year-old Reginald Evans last December, as the cook was trying to stop a food fight in which Bryson and others in his group were harassing other customers.
Restaurant owner Thomas Aldridge said the shooting caused him to lose insurance for all of his diners after 31 years. He said sales are down significantly -- and customers still want to know exactly where Evans had been killed.
Circuit Judge Timothy Dugan said Bryson lied during his trial, claiming he was drunk while remembering every small detail of what happened. Dugan also Bryson blamed everyone involved in the incident except himself.
Three others in the group were given jail time for an altercation which led up to the shooting.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)