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Marquette man gets prison on weapons charge

September 20, 2012

MARQUETTE - A Marquette man who furnished a weapon involved in the killing of a man at a Marquette apartment in September, 2011 has been sentenced to more than 2 years in prison.

Joseph Paul Jaukkuri, was sentenced on one count of providing a firearm to a convicted felon in U.S. District Court in Marquette Thursday afternoon to 27 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

Normally a charge that garners a 12-month prison sentence, Judge R. Allen Edgar said because Jaukkuri also provided ammunition for the gun and that act ultimately resulted in the death of John Adam Bradbury, 49, the charge warranted a harsher sentence.

Jaukkuri admitted to providing a 12-gauge shotgun to Tyler John Wolf, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Bradbury. Wolf was sentenced to serve seven to 15 years in state prison.

The shooting occurred Sept. 21, when shortly before 2 a.m. Marquette City Police Department officers were called to an apartment building at 1005 W. Ridge St. in Marquette, responding to two emergency calls reporting a shooting.

For the complete story, see Friday's print edition of The Mining Journal.



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