Murderer gets 50-year sentence

Daily Post Staff Writer

A man was sentenced to 50 years in prison yesterday for fatally shooting another man during an argument in East Palo Alto, a prosecutor said.

Warren Morrison Jr., 24, of Stockton, killed Jamal Magee, 31, with seven gunshots to his torso on Oct. 25, 2015, on the 300 block of Wisteria Drive, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Morrison was found guilty by a jury on May 10.

Witnesses established that the victim got into a fight with a 45-year old man and Morrison. While the victim was being hit and kicked, Morrison took out a handgun and shot the victim twice, Wagstaffe said.

Magee got up to run away and Morrison fired three more times, Wagstaffe said. Morrison fell and Morrison walked up to the victim and shot him twice in the back, the DA said.

Morrison fled and was on the run for a couple of weeks. He was found in a motel in Tracy on the following Nov. 11.

Since Morrison was found guilty of first-degree murder, he received 25 years to life in prison, and since he used a gun for the murder, it added another 25 years to the sentence, Wagstaffe said. Morrison will be 74 when he is eligible for parole.