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Published: Thu, April 4, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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NYC man who killed DJ Megatron sentenced

NEW YORK

The man who gunned down radio and TV personality DJ Megatron in New York City will spend 21 years in prison.

The Staten Island Advance says William “Billy” Williams was sentenced Wednesday.

He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in January.

Authorities say DJ Megatron was shot in the chest while resisting robbers near his Staten Island home in March 2011.

The 32-year-old disc jockey worked on cable TV network BET’s “106 & Park” music countdown series. He also did on-camera work for the show and for BET’s website. His given name was Corey McGriff.

Louvenia McGriff said at the sentencing that her son lived to help others.

A second defendant is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

Widow, wrestling conglomerate settle Conn. lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn.

World Wrestling Entertainment and the widow of performer Owen Hart have settled a lawsuit over royalties and the use of Hart’s image.

The settlement was announced Wednesday by Martha Hart, WWE chief executive Vince McMahon, his wife and former CEO Linda McMahon, and the Stamford, Conn., company. The two sides did not disclose details.

Owen Hart died in 1999 while being lowered into the wrestling ring at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. He was 34.

Martha Hart sued in June 2010, alleging that WWE did not pay royalty payments owed to Owen Hart’s estate and violated a contract restricting the use of her late husband’s name and likeness.

Linda McMahon ran unsuccessfully as Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut in 2010 and 2012.

Associated Press


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