FONTANA — A Nov. 23 sentencing date has been set for a man convicted of second-degree murder last week for a fatal shooting in Bloomington.
Brian Gary Cullens, 47, faces a base sentence of 15 years to life in state prison for the 2003 killing of Donald Marshall, 41, though his sentence will likely be significantly longer because he used a gun and he has several prior felony convictions, including a strike conviction.
Cullens and Marshall, who had known each other since childhood, were reportedly feuding at the time of the shooting because Cullens allegedly had a relationship with Marshall’s wife while Marshall was incarcerated.
The day he was killed, Marshall went to Cullens’ home to reportedly fight Cullens. When Marshall confronted Cullens, Cullens shot and killed him, according to a witness.
A jury found Cullens guilty of second-degree murder on Oct. 19 after two days of deliberating in Fontana Superior Court. Sentencing was scheduled Friday at the end of a court hearing on Cullens’ prior convictions.
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