Two Men Sentenced in Shooting Death of Wiz Khalifa’s Uncle
Two men who shot and killed Wiz Khalifa’s uncle last year have received long prison sentences for committing the violent act. On June 12, Michael Wolford and Jaron Young pleaded guilty to murder in the drug-related shooting, according to court records.
According to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wolford will serve 30 to 60 years in prison, while Young was sentenced to 12 1/2 to 25 years in prison. In January 2014, both men participated in the shooting death of Khalifa’s uncle, Imani Porter, at a fast-food restaurant’s parking lot in a drug deal that went bad.
A third man, Paul “Los” Sanders, had his homicide charges withdrawn because he wasn’t directly involved in the shooting. He was instead sentenced to nine to 18 months in jail on felony heroin charges. Sanders’ attorney, Ralph Karsh, said, “Mr. Sanders was never involved in a homicide, and in my opinion, never should have been charged with homicide.”
Meanwhile, Wolford’s attorney, Thomas N. Farrell, said his client confessed to the shooting and is remorseful for what happened.
Hopefully, Wiz can find closure now that this tragic case ended with the two murderers spending most of their lives in prison. We send our prayers to Porter’s father, Jibril Abdul-Hafith, and his family as well.