New Jersey man gets 70 years for killing boy during football game

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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