OMAHA (KPTM)- A convicted murderer was sentenced to up to 90 years in prison Wednesday.
18-year-old Daion Williams shot and killed 20-year-old Bryant Morgan in December 2011. Morgan had just signed up to volunteer as a Salvation Army bell ringer.
Police said Williams shot Morgan eight times; over a girl they had both been seeing.
An explosive atmosphere in Douglas County Courthouse Wednesday, and a sentence lit the fuse.
"I feel better about it, I can lay my baby down and actually put him to rest," said the victim's Mother, Pamela Spencer.
Spencer may feel better after a judged sentenced her son's killer 70-90 years, but members of both families and friends took the fight outside the courtroom.
Over a dozen Douglas County Sheriff's officers rushed outside the courtroom, and a couple of people were escorted out.
"I'm sorry it came to this," said Spencer.
Spencer's son, Bryant Morgan, was shot and killed December 2011. Police said Morgan and Williams were seeing the same girl. The love triangle had a drastic ending when Williams fired the eight shots that killed Morgan.
"It's so different now, I miss him," said Spencer.
Morgan was a Salvation Army volunteer bell ringer and Spencer said her son was turning his life around.
She said she hopes Williams can learn to do the same. "I didn't want that little boy to feel like I hate him, because I don't. You have to deal with God on your own terms, I'm just gonna pray."
The judge delivered the verdict quickly in court, but Spencer said she's worried the violence isn't over yet. "I hate that after the sentence, this stuff went down."
Spencer hopes the anger will simmer down and not continue to spiral out into the streets.
Williams was found guilty of second-degree murder in June. He apologized in court Wednesday.