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Family outraged over sentence agreement for Inkster murderer

Terrell Johnson could be paroled in nine years

INKSTER, Mich. – A man was sentenced Wednesday in the murder of a 19-year-old man in Inkster and family members of the victim were outraged at the deal he made with prosecutors.

Terrell Johnson was sentenced to 9 to 25 years. He pleaded guilty to murder in exchange for a deal.

Kylen Guinn was fatally shot October 9, 2016, outside an apartment complex in the 30000 block of Carlysle Street.

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Guinn’s father, Gary Guinn, spoke at the sentencing hearing, where he alleged Johnson was trying to purchase an AK-47 and a misunderstanding led to an argument. 

“A murderer steps up and shoots you like he’s got a God complex. He’s a demonic murdering sociopath,” Gary Guinn said. “He deserves more time than what he is getting.”

The defense had argued that Kylen Guinn was armed and that Johnson shot in self-defense.

Johnson fired 13 shots in broad daylight in front of dozens of people. Kylen Guinn was hit five times.

Stephanie Harris, the victim’s mother, called Johnson a savage animal.

“He’s going to get out and kill again,” Harris said. “He is a savage beast. Who would shoot a person in the back of the head and turn them over and shoot them twice in the chest. Then shot him in the arm.”

The victim’s older sister, Sade Guinn, told the judge how difficult this has been for her family and her outrage over the sentencing agreement.

“This sentence is ridiculous to me,” Sade Guinn said. “He (Johnson) is up for parole after nine years. That’s not justice to me. My brother deserved justice.”

Johnson stood mute during the entire hearing.

Restitution has yet to be decided. 


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