ST. PETERSBURG -- A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting his girlfriend's son and attempting to kill two other people.
A jury this week found Bartholomew Letthand guilty of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
It started with an argument Letthand had with his girlfriend in January 2009. This led her two sons to come to Letthand's home at the Lake View Vistas apartment complex, 4301 28th St. N. They later appeared to be vandalizing Letthand's car.
Assistant State Attorney Evan Brodsky said Letthand came out of the apartment and shot one of the sons, Marquez White, who was then 19, and who survived. Then he shot Terry Dwayne White, 21. Terry White was hit in the neck and died soon after.
Brodsky said Letthand then went to 70th Lane N, the home of a teenage son, but got into an argument with the boy's grandfather, Daniel Selsor, who was then 55, and shot him in the head. He also survived the shooting.