Montco Church Shooter Learns Sentence for Killing

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A man has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison in the shooting death of a fellow churchgoer during Sunday services in a suburban Philadelphia church.

Forty-six-year-old Mark Storms of Lansdale was sentenced Tuesday on voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment convictions in Montgomery County in the April 2016 death of 27-year-old Robert Braxton III.

Investigators said Braxton became disruptive in Keystone Fellowship Church in North Wales and Storms ordered him to leave, showing him a concealed weapons permit and a handgun. They said Braxton punched Storms and was then shot twice in the church, where about 300 congregants had gathered for the service.

Defense attorney Vince Difabbio called the shooting self-defense. He said after sentencing that his client still believes he did the right thing by intervening.

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