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Man sentenced to life in death of Detroit high school student

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Chauncey Owens in a Wayne Co. courtroom on Friday morning. Chauncey Owens in a Wayne Co. courtroom on Friday morning.

A judge has sentenced Chauncey Owens to life in prison in the shooting death of a Detroit high school student.

Judge Richard Skutt sentenced Owens Friday morning.

In February, a jury found the 37-year-old guilty of first-degree murder in the 2010 death of Je'Rean Blake. Prosecutors say Owens got upset at Blake for giving him a dirty look, left the store, got a gun from Jones, returned and shot Blake.

Blake's mother Lyvonne Cargill spoke prior to sentencing. She called Owens selfish and a coward.

Co-defendant Charles Jones, 28, was found guilty of second-degree murder after he provided Owens with the gun that was in the murder.

This was that act that led to the death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was shot by a police officer days later as she slept on a couch. Police had stormed the home looking for Owens.

That officer's first manslaughter trial ended in a hung jury. Prosecutor's plan to retry him later this year.

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