DETROIT – A young man who pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old French street artist during a robbery outside an abandoned Detroit housing project has been sentenced to 25 to 40 years in prison.
Eighteen-year-old Jasin Curtis learned his punishment Friday in Wayne County Circuit Court, where he earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The sentence was in line with an agreement with prosecutors and includes two additional years for the use of a firearm during a felony.
Twenty-three-year-old Bilal Berreni of Paris was found dead in July 2013. He had no identification, and it took seven months before police identified him through fingerprints.
Two other young men, Drequone Rich and Dionte Travis, are charged with first-degree murder. They're scheduled for trial in September. A boy also is charged.