Jatae Gourrier-Lewis, age 22, of Troy, was sentenced to 20 years behind bars in Rensselaer County Court on Tuesday, March 21. It followed his guilty plea to first-degree manslaughter in the death of his brother, Jaylin Gourrier-Lewis.
According to prosecutors, he admitted to shooting the teen in the head during an argument over guns in Troy on Feb. 9, 2022.
“Jatae Gourrier-Lewis has been held accountable in the death of his 16 year old brother,” Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly said in a statement. “This is a tragic case for the family and for the community.”
In addition to his prison time, Gourrier-Lewis was ordered to complete five years of post-release supervision.
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