Lavell Jacvon Piggie sentenced to 612 months in prison
Lavell Jacvon Piggie, 20, was sentenced to 612 months in prison today after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in May. Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty released the following statement:
“Mr. Piggie admitted to a brazen double murder and he has now been held legally accountable. I’m hopeful today’s sentencing can help these families move forward.
“Gun violence remains far too common in our communities. Yet again, we see in this case how the prevalence of guns can turn disputes violent, even among those who were apparently friends. As a community, this violence must spur us to action. We will continue to work with law enforcement to aggressively prosecute violence and hold accountable those who are responsible.
“But arrest and prosecution will never be enough. We must address the issues that make violence a viable decision for far too many people. We must seek to prevent violence before another life is lost or another family is shattered.”
Lavell Piggie Criminal Complaint (PDF)