Killer in Gang Gets 50 Years to Life, and a Dose of Mercy as Well


June 24, 2016 | New York Times

Killer in Gang Gets 50 Years to Life, and a Dose of Mercy as Well

A deadly run of gang violence that has brought heartbreak to two Harlem families came to an unlikely culmination in a Manhattan courtroom. Taylonn Murphy, a 20-year-old gang member, was given mercy, not by the judge, who sentenced him to 50 years to life for murder and other charges, but by the father of Walter Sumter, the young man Mr. Murphy had been…