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QUESTION: Did Darrel Miller and Torrey Adams ever get sentenced for the murder they committed on Mack Road?
Submitted by: Papajoe, Sacramento
ANSWER: Separate juries in June convicted Darrell Miller and Torrey Levarr Adams of second-degree murder in the Dec. 20, 2010 drive-by shooting death of 20-year-old Antonne Nelms.
The Nelms shooting on Mack Road occurred six days after the highly publicized shootout at Fly Cuts and Styles barbershop on Stockton Boulevard in which a young mother was killed as she shielded her 2-year-old son. Miller was one of five men in the barbershop who were wounded that day.
According to a story in The Bee, Miller was just out of the hospital when he, Adams, and a third man, Tyvone G. Allen, were traveling on Mack Road about 3 p.m. and Miller spotted someone who had injured him in a fight a year earlier.
Adams, who was driving, stopped the car and backed it into a driveway as Miller's target approached on foot with Nelms and another person. Witnesses said Adams rolled down his window and fired, with one shot striking Nelms in the neck.
Neither Adams nor Miller knew Nelms.
According to Sacramento Superior Court online records, Miller, 19, was sentenced July 18 to 15 years to life in state prison. Adams, 32, awaits sentencing. His next court date in Aug. 17.
Allen, 20, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced July 18 to eight years in state prison.