An Atlantic City man will likely never walk the streets again after being sentenced to decades behind bars for killing a 10-year-old boy during a high school football game in 2019.
On Monday, Alvin Wyatt, 35, was sentenced to 70 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of two counts of murder.
attempted murder and weapons charges.
He will have to serve at least 85% of his sentence, or almost 60 years, before becoming eligible for parole, which would bring him to 95 years old.
Wyatt was charged after shooting eight times into the stands during a crowded Pleasantville High School football game on Nov. 15, 2019.
One of the bullets hit a 10-year-old spectator in the neck as he watched the match with his mother and sister. After numerous surgeries, the child died from his injuries a few days after the shooting.
Wyatt’s shots also hit 31-year-old Ibn Abdullah three times and left him permanently confined to a wheelchair.
A third victim, aged 15 at the time, was hit once in the arm by a bullet.
Pleasantville Police Department officers apprehended Wyatt as he attempted to flee the scene.
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