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Cornell Beckley: Cameo Night Club shooter sentenced to 19 years

Posted: 10:25 AM, Dec 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-07 16:55:10Z

CINCINNATI -- A judge sentenced one of the men who shot and killed two people and injured 15 others inside an East End nightclub. 

A judge sentenced Cornell Beckley, 28, to 19 years in prison. Beckley was found guilty on seven charges in the March 26, 2017 Cameo Night Club shooting.

O’Bryan Spikes, a 27-year-old father, was killed in the crossfire. Deondre Davis, 29, the second accused shooter, died after the shooting. Davis' charges were dismissed posthumously. Cincinnati police detectives estimate as many as 800 people where inside the club at the time.

Beckley agreed to a plea deal last month, and both parties agreed to a 19-year prison sentence. Without the plea, Beckley could have faced more than 65 years in prison. 

Beckley originally faced 38 charges including murder, involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault, having weapons while under disability, illegal possession of a firearm in a liquor permit premises, carrying concealed weapons and inducing panic.

For more coverage on the Cameo Night Club shooting, visit WCPO.com/Cameo.