Bryce Perkins, the man convicted of the murder of Marine Daniel Gueringer, has been sentenced to life in prison.  Perkins shot and killed Gueringer at a party on July 4th weekend, 2009.

Perkins had previously been found guilty of second degree murder, only to have that verdict replaced with a charge of manslaughter by court judge, Ron Ware.  An appeal was made by the prosecution, which resulted in the murder conviction being renewed, and the case sent back to Ware for re-sentencing.

The previous reduction of the charges against Perkin’s would have seen him in prison for a maximum 30 year term, while the newly reinstated second degree murder charges comes with a mandatory sentence of life in prison.