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Woman gets prison for illegally buying gun for nephew

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to prison under a law created to prosecute those who illegally buy guns for others.

The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/2uFTaD9 ) 36-year-old Vikki Towns-Perez will face a maximum of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony counts of selling a firearm to an ineligible transferee.

Prosecutors say Towns-Perez, whose name is also spelled “Vicki” in court records, sold nine weapons to her nephew in Chester between 2012 and 2013 for about $ 200 each. Her nephew was shot and killed in April 2015.

District Attorney Jack Whelan said Tuesday five of the guns recovered were used in felony crimes.

Towns-Perez’ attorney says her client is hoping to move on and make “major changes” in her life.

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Information from: Delaware County Daily Times, http://www.delcotimes.com


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