Plea Deal Shortens Term of Brother Tied to Murder

Marquis Douglas is the younger brother of a man who shot and killed a 17-year-old boy at an American Canyon birthday party in 2007. He may be freed in November because of a plea deal he made with the Napa County District Attorney's Office. The deal was made four months after a judge overturned the 2008 murder conviction of Marquis Douglas for participating in the death of Anthony Gee at a sweet-16 birthday celebration on January 27, 2007. Douglas was convicted of second-degree murder, shooting into an inhabited house, discharge of a firearm, and stating his constitutional rights were violated when the trial court gave an improper jury instruction. Gary Lieberstein, a Napa County District Attorney, re-filed murder and attempted murder charges against Douglas in July. Marquis Douglas, has been serving a 20-year-to-life sentence for bringing the firearm to the sweet-16. Junor Douglas, the shooter and his older brother, is serving a 70-year-to-life sentence for killing Anthony Gee. The younger brother was in court Thursday to plead no contest to manslaughter  

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