Criminal Law

Man Convicted of Mass Shooting Could Get Released

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role as a 16-year-old in Pierce County’s worst mass shooting learned Friday that he might one day be released.

John Phet, now 39, was one of the gunmen in the 1998 Trang Dai Cafe massacre in Tacoma, in which five people were killed and five others were injured.

On Friday, Superior Court Judge Stanley Rumbaugh sentenced Phet to 25 years to life, which means the state’s Indeterminate Sentence Review Board will decide when or if he’ll be released.

Read the source article at thenewstribune.com

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