Hameer Alkotait will spend up to 20 years in prison after being sentenced in the murder and burning of a gay man in southwest Detroit in 2013.
Alkotait accepted a plea agreement on second-degree murder. Judge Michael Hathaway sentenced Alkotait to 18-20 years in prison in connection of the 2013 robbery, murder and burning of the body of Gavino Rodriguez who was targeted because he was gay.
Alkotait’s accomplance, Andrew Czarnecki was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the 2013 for Gavino’s murder.
Rodriguez was last known to be alive July 10, 2013, authorities say. His body was found in southwest Detroit.