Ex-prison officer gets 25-40 years in murder

DETROIT — A former state corrections officer has been sentenced to 25 to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting his supervisor near the Metro Detroit facility where they worked.

Wayne County Circuit Judge Richard Skutt on Friday sentenced Darren Johnson of Redford Township.

Johnson pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder and felony firearm.

Authorities say Johnson and 39-year-old Lt. Joseph Candie of Detroit argued before the Dec. 19, 2007, slaying. Both had just finished the overnight shift at the Scott Correctional Facility for women in Detroit’s western suburbs.

Johnson resigned from his corrections job in January 2008.

A message seeking comment was left for defense attorney Joseph Dillard.

source: http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090313/METRO01/903130443/1409/METRO

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