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Bridgeport Man Gets 7 Years In Plea Deal For Shooting Victim 40 Times

Travis Satawhite, arrested by Bridgeport Police in 2006 for the murder of Jermaine Reese, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday.
Travis Satawhite, arrested by Bridgeport Police in 2006 for the murder of Jermaine Reese, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday. Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man who shot his victim 40 times and killed him nearly nine years ago will serve seven years in prison in a plea deal, according to the Connecticut Post .

Travis "Scuz" Satawhite, 38, was sentenced Friday, Nov. 6, for shooting and killed Jermaine Reese on Dec. 27, 2006, according to the ctpost.com.

The victim's mother said the deal was not cleared with the family, but the judge said he felt a trial could end with a hung jury, said the ctpost.com.

Satawhite shot and killed Reese, who had tried tried to set up him Satawhite to be killed in 1998 in an ambush on the courthouse steps that instead left a UPS driver dead, added the ctpost.com.

Satawhite's first trial ended in a hung jury, the ctpost said.

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