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Pierce Sentenced to Life In Prison for Devlin Murder

Brendan Pierce was convicted of the first-degree murder of 16-year old Dominique Devlin in 2011.

According to The Times Herald, Brendan Pierce, the Norristown man convicted in November of killing 16-year-old Dominique Devlin in July in 2011, was sentenced on Wednesday, Feb. 13, to life in prison.

"I have no doubt, Mr. Pierce, that you planned this murder, committed this murder and it was done for revenge," Judge Thomas C. Branca reportedly said during sentencing. "It was done out of a cold, calculated action."

Read more about the sentencing on the Herald's website and read more about the trial and the history of the case here:

  • Brendan Pierce Found Guilty on All Counts
  • Pierce Testifies He's Innocent of Teen's Murder
  • Testimony Begins in Pierce Murder Trial
  • Pierce Trial Postponed
  • Pierce to Plead Not Guilty
  • Pierce to Stand Trial For Murder of Dominique Devlin
  • DA: Devlin Killed in Retribution For Robbery Set-Up
  • Police Arrest Suspect in Dominique Devlin Murder

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ben here for the long run February 16, 2013 at 02:25 PM
I feel sorry for this dude he just a victim of being a asshole, because all these lil assholes running around norristown with these guns, they shooting in the air and killing kids their age because of what "he got my exgirlfriend or he making 20 more dollars then me" assholes ,when me and my boys was running around it was a few killings a asshole but other than that we faught with our hands, when we was their age we wasn't thinking bout shooting nobody we runbled or had a bunkhouse in the park ,squad against squad grab a person and slam them around ,putting rims on our cars and getting girls, these assholes shooting and then they in court pleading innocent foh!
diggity February 16, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Apple don't fall far!!
diggity February 16, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Young boys scared to get punched in the face!! They all so tuff but can't take a ass wiping. Smh. Rather do life in jail then b a real man. Now u gonna b someone girl!!
jasmine April 01, 2013 at 04:02 PM
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