A scuffle broke out and at least four people were handcuffed outside the courtroom after Lynntonio Watson was sentenced Wednesday to 37 years to life.

Lynntonio Watson sentenced in murder case

UPDATE at 12:45 p.m.: A scuffle broke out and at least four people were handcuffed outside the courtroom after Lynntonio S. Watson was sentenced.

Two groups of people were also seen yelling in the hallway before the hearing.

EARLIER: A Dayton man found guilty of killing one person and shooting two others was sentenced Wednesday to 37 years to life in prison.

A Montgomery County Common Pleas Court jury found Lynntonio Watson, 27, guilty of two counts of murder; six counts of felonious assault; and one weapons charge in the September 2013 shooting death of 19-year-od Martell Gray.

Prosecutors said Watson shot and killed Gray and also fired gunshots that injured Shamarr Bodine and Robert Wood on Sept. 7, 2013, in teh 4700 block of Germantown Pike near Dayton's Whitney Young Estates.

During a victim impact statement, Gray's mother asked for the maximum sentence and told Watson that he "played God that day."

Watson said, "I know deep down in my heart I'm not guilty of the crime I've been convicted of."

Judge Barbara Gorman told Watson that when he came across a person related to the case, "you didn't call them a liar, you called them a snitch."

In a pre-sentence memorandum, prosecutors asked for a sentence of 40 years to life and said that Gray was shot six times, Bodine twice and Wood once. At the time of the shooting, Watson was on parole; he had been released from prison following a conviction for aggravated robbery in 2008, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office.

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