A 47-year-old North Philadelphia man was sentenced to life in prison after a jury Monday found him guilty of murder and related offenses for a 2011 bar shooting that left one man dead and five wounded.
The Common Pleas Court jury took less than an hour to return the verdict against Wayne James for the June 26, 2011, shooting at the Genesis bar at Wayne and Roberts Avenues.
Judge M. Teresa Sarmina then sentenced James to life without parole.
Carl Sharper, 43, a Water Department employee who was drinking beer with a cousin, was killed. Sharper, who lived in Germantown, was engaged to get married that summer.