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Shooter sentenced to 19 years in 2019 homicide

 

Last updated 11/5/2022 at 12:35pm

Grant McGee

Johnny Rae Vigil, right, and his attorney Jacob Ort watch the victim's sister, Chandra Smart, talk via teleconference.

The man who killed Jahmal Burge in the kitchen of a Clovis home has been sentenced to 19 years in prison.

Johnny Rae Vigil, 29, pleaded "no contest" to the second-degree murder of Burge in a plea agreement.

During Tuesday's sentencing hearing, Di...



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