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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
Nearly a year and a half
after a jury convicted him of second degree murder, Bryce Perkins received his
Perkins will spend the
rest of his life in prison for killing marine, Daniel Gueringer, at a party Fourth
of July weekend in 2009.
Perkins stood with his
hands cuffed in front of him as he told the court he'd do anything if he could
take back what happened the night Gueringer was shot and killed.
Gueringer's mother Sandra Gueringer also
addressed the court telling about the loss her family feels each day.
"Our family would like to
thank our judicial system for bringing about justice today, for the taking of
Daniel's life. Daniel was a very loving son, brother, family member," Sandra
Gueringer said. "He had many friends that loved him. He was a very productive
part of our society who would have gone on to do so many more things."
In sentencing Judge Ron Ware
spoke of the tragedy and indescribable sadness suffered by all. Ware also
talked about the presence of guns in our society saying it's an epidemic.
Perkins defense attorneys are expected to
raise various legal issues on appeal.