UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A man convicted of fatally shooting an off-duty Maryland state trooper will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Cyril Cornelius Williams was sentenced Thursday morning in Prince George's County Circuit Court to life in prison without parole plus 25 years.
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Williams was convicted in February of first-degree murder in the June 2010 shooting death of Wesley Brown, a state trooper who was working as a part-time security guard at an Applebee's restaurant in Forestville. Prosecutors say Brown had Williams removed from the restaurant for being disruptive, and Williams exacted revenge by retrieving a gun from a friend, returning to the restaurant and shooting the off-duty trooper.
Williams was convicted of murder and of multiple weapons crimes.