Father of slain Syracuse toddler sentenced for Clinton Street murder

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The father of a Syracuse child who was killed in the crossfire of a gang dispute was sentenced for the murder of another man on Clinton Street on Friday.

Rashaad Walker Sr. was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing Tony Guyton outside of the Clinton Plaza Apartment complex in November 2015.

He was also sentenced to 15 years for criminal possession of a weapon in a separate case – a term he will serve consecutively with the murder sentence.

Walker, 24, has been implicated in a host of shootings – including three which were addressed on Friday during his sentencing.

He was acquitted on one of three counts in the indictment, and convicted in the other two

Walker’s child, Rashaad Walker Jr., was killed by Saquan Evans in 2010.

The child was in the midst of a complicated gang conflict triggered by the murder of former Henninger sports star Kihary Blue.

Evans was trying to shoot the child's father.

Evans is currently serving a life sentence.

 


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