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Two sentenced for life

Two young men have been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of 19-year-old Christopher Lynch of Brooklyn Park last May.

According to prosecutors, Lynch knelled and begged for his life in a Minneapolis alley last May before being shot execution style. Cornelius Jackson, 20, and Lamonte Martin, 18, were both charged for the murder in 1st degree, as well as committing a crime for a gang, the Pioneer Press reported.

The Star Tribune reported that Lynch was not a gang member, but Martin and Jackson were members of the 19 Block Dipset gang. Prosecutors said that Lynch was in the wrong place at the wrong time when the murder occurred.

Jackson has a child, as well as Lynch. Lynch has a 6-month-old daughter whom he had never met.

The Star Tribune goes into much more detail about the court proceedings. The reporter gives details on what was said, by all parties including the judge. The article tells a story, while the Pioneer Press reported the ruling strictly as hard news without quotes. I thought the Strib article was much better for readers who have not heard of the murder beforehand.