Wisconsin man sentenced to 40 years for fatal mall shooting

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted in a fatal shooting at a suburban Appleton mall was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

The sentencing Tuesday in Outagamie County Circuit Court came a year after 18-year-old Dezman Ellis shot and killed Jovanni Frausto during a dispute about a girlfriend at the Fox River Mall's food court.

A bystander, Colt Lemmers, was injured.

Ellis, of Oshkosh, fled the mall in a car with friends and was arrested days later in Iowa.

Ellis had earlier entered no contest pleas to second-degree intentional homicide and first-degree reckless endangering safety.

WBAY-TV reported that Frausto's family pleaded with Judge Mark J. McGinnis for a stiff sentence.

The victim's father, Julio Aponte, said the crime continues to haunt the family.

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