New Year's Day 2018 homicide in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A man convicted in a New Year's Eve party shooting in Allentown that left one man dead and another wounded will not face a potential death sentence.

The Lehigh County district attorney's office made the announcement shortly after Vyante Green was convicted Thursday.

They said the decision was reached after they spoke with the slain man's family and in consideration of the jury's lengthy deliberations.

The 25-year-old Allentown man was convicted of first-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence, and other counts.

Man charged in New Year's Day 2018 shooting

Green said he fired his gun after a man “snatched” his phone during the party and feared the slain man was reaching for a weapon. Kenyatta Eustey, of Bethlehem, was killed. A New Jersey man was shot and seriously wounded.

DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links, images, GIFs, inappropriate language, or memes may be removed by the moderator. Job listings and similar posts are likely automated SPAM messages from Facebook and are not placed by WFMZ-TV.
Comments disabled.