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Bridgeport man sentenced to 30 years for 2020 murder of an amateur boxer

The attorney for 26-year-old Deontae Boykin says he plans to appeal the guilty verdict.

Nicole Alarcon Soares

Jun 6, 2024, 9:56 PM

Updated 13 days ago

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A Bridgeport man was sentenced on Thursday to 30 years in prison for the 2020 fatal shooting of Raymond Sierra, a popular amateur boxer.
The attorney for 26-year-old Deontae Boykin says he plans to appeal the guilty verdict.
The victim's family says they're grateful justice is being served.
Defense attorney Dennis Bradley says Boykin got 30 years to serve, and 10 years of special parole.
"The judge found it equitable and right to give him a 50-year suspension, 30 years to serve in prison, and five years of what's called 'special parole,” Bradley said. “That was the sentence that was imposed. The minimum that could've been imposed was a sentence of 25 years."
Bradley says he filed a motion for a new trial, requesting the verdict be overturned, but the motion was denied.


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