A white man who fatally shot his sister’s Black boyfriend in a confrontation at home was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for manslaughter on Monday.
Mark Cardilli Jr., 25, contended he shot Isahak Muse in self-defense during a confrontation that escalated early on March 16, 2019, after Muse refused to leave when asked by Cardilli’s parents.
Muse came to the house that night to spend time with his girlfriend, Chelsey Cardilli. Her older brother had recently moved home after serving five years in the U.S. Army. The fight started as a dispute over whether Muse could spend the night at the Cardilli home, and the entire family was involved in a verbal and physical altercation before the shooting.
“I wish the events of that night never happened,” Cardilli said Monday in court. “It was a tragedy for both of our families.”
Multiple speakers talked about the allegations of…
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