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Man sentenced to prison for fatal Christmas Eve shooting

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) A judge has sentenced a man to 55 years in prison for his role in a deadly Christmas Eve shooting in Connecticut.

The Connecticut Post reports the judge told 35-year-old Xavier Rivera Monday he has ``no moral compass'' and that ``society needs to be protected'' from him.

Rivera was previously convicted of murder among other offenses for the death of 33-year-old Miguel Rivera in 2016. Police say the two are not related.

Prosecutors say Miguel Rivera had been attending a car show in Bridgeport when Xavier Rivera and another man took him into a parking lot and shot him multiple times.

Xavier Rivera's lawyer says his client maintains his innocence and is looking forward to an appeal.


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