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Rocks Nightclub shooter sentenced to 25 years in prison

December 07, 2017 04:18 PM

The man who admitted to a deadly Thanksgiving shooting last year learned his fate Thursday morning.

Kareem Blacknall was sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision.

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Blacknall shot and killed Wendell Hill at Rocks Nightclub in Albany, back on November 24, 2016. He says he was beaten up by a group that included Hill.

It took a week-long search for Blacknall to be caught and arrested.

Blacknall’s attorney argued the shooting was self-defense, but said a murder conviction from a jury wasn’t worth the risk.

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