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SCOTUS won't take case of South Bend man convicted over shooting that killed 2-year-old boy

The Supreme Court.
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The Supreme Court.

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a man sentenced to 60 years in prison for his role in a shooting that killed a South Bend boy who was playing outside.

The high court announced Monday that it would not take up the case of Tyre Bradbury, who was 15 in April 2014 when 2-year-old John Swoveland Jr. was struck by a stray bullet and died.

Bradbury was convicted of murder for allegedly providing the handgun another man used to fire a shot that killed Swoveland.

The boy was playing outside blocks away from a gang fight when he was fatally shot.

Contact Kent at kfulmer@wvpe.org

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