Rockford man sentenced to 45 years in prison for 2013 murder

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Lorenzo Kent, Jr. has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the murder of Donmarquis Jackson in 2013.

Police were called to the 1400 block of Nelson Boulevard on May 6th, 2013, for reports of a shooting. Once there, they found the victim, Donmarquis Jackson, lying on the ground. Jackson died as a result of his wounds.

Police say Kent, Jr. had been dating someone who had a previous relationship with Jackson. Witnesses said the two argued shortly before the shooting, and said they had heard Kent threaten to kill Jackson days before the murder.

Kent was found guilty of First Degree Murdrer in April of 2014. He appealed the conviction, and after a second jury trial in November of 2017, was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

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