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Miami teen gets 30 years in prison for killing man he believed stole mother's rifle

Nathan Curry, 17, convicted of second-degree murder in shooting of Lonnie Reese

Nathan Curry, 17, was convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Lonnie Reese, 24, in September 2014.
Nathan Curry, 17, was convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Lonnie Reese, 24, in September 2014.

MIAMI – A Miami teenager has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of a man he believed had stolen his mother's rifle.

Nathan Curry, 17, was sentenced last week. He was convicted last fall of second-degree murder.

Police said Lonnie Reese, 24, was gunned down in broad daylight in September 2014.

Investigators said the teen and his brother, Benjamin Curry, now 19, followed Reese from a store in Miami's Brownsville neighborhood because they believed he had stolen their mother's AK-47 from her car.

A witness testified that Nathan Curry spurred Benjamin Curry to kill Reese, but Florida law allows for the younger brother to also be charged in the shooting.

Benjamin Curry is still awaiting trial for first-degree murder.


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