Man lunges at murderer during sentencing in Kzoo

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — The uncle of a slain Kalamazoo teen on Monday tried to attack the man who shot and killed him.

Bruce Embry, 52, sentenced to life without parole in the shooting death of his step-grandson, 17-year-old Temetrion Hegler.

Embry also received sentences for two felony firearms charges, which are both two year felonies. Those sentences must be served before the life sentence commences. He was also sentenced to four to 10 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm. That sentence will run at the same time as the life sentence.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that Willie Warren, Hegler’s uncle, was giving a statement in court when he lunged at Embry. Warren was restrained and tackled by deputies as Embry was rushed out a side door.

A shouting match followed between Embry’s relatives and the teen’s family.

Embry was convicted of first-degree murder in July for killing Hegler in January. Embry is married to Hegler’s grandmother, Iquilla Hegler. The teen lived with them.

Iquilla Hegler previously told 24 Hour News 8 that the shooting happened after an argument that started when her grandson told her Embry had been speaking to another woman on the phone.

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