LANCASTER – The last of the three men convicted in the 2012 daylight murder of a man in Lancaster has been sentenced for the crime.
Randy “Bam” Sullivan was sentenced Wednesday to serve 17 years to life in state prison, according to Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami.
Sullivan received 15 years to life for the murder conviction, plus two additional years due to his prior drug- and theft-related convictions, Hatami stated.
The murder conviction stems from the death of 21-year-old Brandy “Brandon” Houston – the 21-year-old Lancaster man shot 12 times during an afternoon street brawl on Nov. 29, 2012. [Read more about what caused the street brawl here.]
Sullivan, 36, Terrell Henderson, 22, and Joshua Lockett, 21, took part in the street brawl, but none of them actually shot Houston. Still, all three were found guilty of second-degree murder on April 3.
During the 21-day trial, Hatami successfully convinced the jury that the three defendants were equally responsible for Houston’s death because they brought the shooter to the scene, instigated the fight that ended in Houston’s death, and then left the scene with the shooter. (Read more here.)
Homicide detectives are still looking for the man who shot Houston.
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