ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – A 32-year-old St. Paul man was sentenced to 50 years in prison in Ramsey County Court Friday in connection with an April 2011 shooting outside a bar that killed one person and injured another.
Byron Dean Brantley was found guilty second-degree intentional murder and attempted second-degree intentional murder by a Ramsey County jury back in April. He received the maximum sentence under the guidelines, while 28-year-old Leandrews Cevale Miller and 37-year-old Xavier Jerome Buckhanan each pleaded to lesser charges. Miller was sentenced to eight years in prison and Buckhanan will spend seven years in prison.
According to criminal complaints, Brantley, Buckhanan and Miller were in Born’s bar on the 800 block of Rice Street when they got into a bar fight with other patrons. The incident started at about 1:59 a.m. on April 13, 2011.
The man killed in the shooting, Trevell Scott Glass, tried to break up the fight and Brantley took exception to him stepping in. Glass was shot in the chest near the intersection of Rice and Manitoba Streets and was pronounced dead at the scene.