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Damian Bradley Gets 18-year Sentence For 2011 Killing In Antioch

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A San Francisco man was sentenced in a Martinez courtroom this morning to 18 years and eight months in prison for the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in Antioch nearly three years ago.

Damian Bradley, 26, was sentenced after pleading guilty to a charge of voluntary manslaughter with the use of a gun as part of a plea agreement with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.

The defendant had initially been charged with murder for the killing of Dimontai Glaspie of Antioch on Oct. 8, 2011.

Bradley was arrested in June 2012 for fatally shooting Glaspie in the 2300 block of Dogwood Way, according to police.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

No family members of either the victim or the defendant attended today’s court hearing, according to Deputy District Attorney Jill Henderson.

Henderson said two of Bradley’s brothers were recently shot and killed themselves.

The prosecutor said investigators were never able to determine a motive for the killing and that it doesn’t appear to have been gang-related.

Among the evidence of Bradley’s guilt was his DNA found on a baseball cap that fell from the shooter’s head at the scene, Henderson said.

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