Man gets at least 2 decades in prison in 2016 slaying

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to serve at least two decades in prison in a 2016 homicide case that also resulted in his father receiving a jury-tampering sentence.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that 21-year-old Charles Williams was sentenced Monday to more than 21½ years to more than 43 years in prison.

An Allegheny County jury convicted Williams in March of third-degree murder and firearms crimes in the slaying of 25-year-old Chauncy Howard, who was found shot inside a crashed car in Sheraden in January 2016.

His first trial ended in a mistrial after authorities said his father approached a juror. He later pleaded guilty to jury tampering and was immediately paroled on a three- to six-month sentence.

Homicide charges against a second man in Howards' death were dropped.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com