MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A former U.S. Air Force airman has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in the shooting death of a Northern California man, allegedly over a rumored sex tape.
A Yuba County judge issued the sentence against 22-year-old William Silliman Jr. on Tuesday. According to the Appeal-Democrat, Silliman acknowledged providing the shotgun that another man used to gun down 38-year-old Steven Moore in Marysville on Dec. 31.
Silliman was convicted of second-degree murder last month.
The shooter, 33-year-old Marcus Hume, pleaded guilty to second degree murder in September and was later sentenced to 55 years to life in prison. The Appeal-Democrat reports that Hume was angry with Moore over a rumored sex tape involving an 18-year-old girl they both had been involved with romantically.
Silliman's attorney, Rick Worrell, says he plans to appeal.
The Associated Press