READING, Pa. - Two men sentenced to life in prison for a deadly shooting in Reading when they were juveniles may have the chance to walk out of prison.
Jimmy Carrero, now 30, and Bradley Grim, 32, are now looking to leave prison behind at some point in their lives. They've both received a new sentence of 30 years to life.
"I'm just glad my brother's going to walk the streets again. He deserves it," said Melissa Torres, Carrero's sister.
Torres now knows her brother may not have to spend the rest of his days behind bars for killing Jaryd Runyans in 2002.
"The judge years ago really didn't like him," she said. "He's seen him a lot."
Now, the judge said he saw progress in Carrero, who said he's earned a high school diploma and has worked with dogs while in prison.
Runyans' murder happened during a home invasion in the 1000 block of Church Street. Both Carerro and Grim, juveniles at the time, were sentenced to life without parole in the years immediately following the murder.
Torres said her brother changed while he was in prison, being shaped by a family tragedy of his own.
"My brother matured and a lot had to do with the death of my son. That killed him in jail," she said, "and he thinks he's not going to see his nieces and nephews grown. Basically, they're all almost grown, but that's all I have to say. I'm just glad my brother [is going to] be in the streets again."
One of the people indicted as part of a federal corruption investigation centered around Reading City Hall has admitted to his role in the case.Read More »
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