FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Two young brothers have been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old man in Fort Wayne in 2015.
Shakidi Underwood and Kamari Underwood received significant breaks. They were initially charged with murder in the robbery and death of Melvin Palmer III but were allowed to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
After 15 years in prison, the Underwood brothers will spend a year on house arrest. Shakidi is 19 years old and Kamari is 18.
Prosecutor Adam Mildred says he hopes “they don’t waste the rest of their lives.” The victim’s wife, Latoya Palmer, says she’ll never forgive the brothers.
Kamari apologized in court Friday and said he knows what it’s like to lose a relative. He says an uncle was killed.