17-year-old sentenced to life in prison after shooting 19-year-old at point-blank

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - A Cheyenne man was sentenced to life in prison in Laramie County District Court on Friday. Phillip Sam, 17, was convicted of the first-degree murder after firing into a crowd of people and then shooting Tyler Burns, 19, at point-blank range in Oct. 2014. The Laramie County District Court Judge leaves open the possibility of parole after the first initial 25 years, while also handing down three additional consecutive sentences of nine to ten years in prison. The earliest Sam could be released on parole would be in 43 years, age 61. #shortgo #news