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Gang member sentenced for killing University of Idaho football player in Los Angeles shooting


LONG BEACH, California — A gang member who killed a University of Idaho football player and wounded two other people in Los Angeles is going to prison for life.

City News Service says 25-year-old John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Long Beach was sentenced to 173 years to life on Tuesday for second-degree murder and other crimes.

Prosecutors say Kennedy opened fire in 2012 when a fight broke out at a party attended by 22-year-old University of Idaho wide receiver Ken McRoyal of Carson. Another man was wounded.

Authorities say a month-and-a-half earlier, Kennedy wounded a woman outside a Harbor City club after his brother was shot and killed inside.

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