Man convicted in 3 Danville shooting deaths


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Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 7:08 pm
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URBANA, Ill. (AP) A Chicago man already serving 25 years in federal prison has been convicted of charges related to the 2007 deaths of three people in Danville.

A jury in Urbana convicted 34-year-old Freddell Bryant on three counts of using a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime. Killed were 30-year-old Rodney Pepper, 19-year-old Madisen Leverenz and 21-year-old Tabreyan McCullough.

Federal prosecutors say Bryant used a firearm in a confrontation over missing kilograms of cocaine. He took McCullough to an apartment to confront Leverenz and Pepper because Bryant believed they were involved in taking cocaine from her home. The three died from gunshot wounds in the confrontation that ensued.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 15. Bryant faces up to life in prison on each of the counts.














 



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