Fresno teen gets 15 years in prison for killing his older brother

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Fresno teen who killed his older brother in broad daylight now knows the price he will pay for his actions.

Kejohn Ferguson, 18, stood in his red jail suit looking much older after spending months in jail awaiting charges for manslaughter. Ferguson was just 17-years-old when he pulled a trigger and killed his brother, Anthony Scott.

Back in October 2014, Fresno police were called to an apartment in Central Fresno and found the 23-year-old Scott dead. Investigators said Ferguson shot Scott after a family dispute. Police found Ferguson blocks away from the crime scene. Neighbors told us they were shocked by the violence, since the family seemed so close. On Friday, his family stood in the courthouse as they watched Ferguson learn his fate.

Judge Ralph Nunez said, "Court is imposing an aggravated term of 11 years and enhancing that term by four years for a total of 15 years."

His family did not want to speak on camera, but told Action News the incident has been a tragic loss for not only their family, but their community. Before the sentencing was over, Judge Nunez took the time to reflect.

"I know that the next few years are going to be (sighs deeply) probably horrible for you sir. I would have thought, with someone with no record, nothing like this would ever happen. But every now and then something like this does and boy it's a heck of a price to pay."

A price that will put him behind bars and leave him with scars of the past.

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