North Highlands Cinco de Mayo party murderer sentenced

A man convicted in November 2018 for the May 2017 murder at a Cinco de Mayo party in North Highlands was sentenced at Sacramento Superior Court was sentenced on Friday. In a sentencing issued by Judge Boulware Eurie, Kejhonne Henderson was sentenced to 72 years to life in prison 

Henderson, 19, was convicted by a jury of the second-degree murder of Jordan Pannell and attempted murder. The jury also found true firearm allegations on both counts. 

On May 5, 2017, Henderson was at a Cinco de Mayo house party in North Highlands. When Henderson got upset about the Mozzy music being played, Pannell intervened. 

Henderson and Pannell walked outside, where Pannell was shot nine times. As Henderson tried to flee, he was tackled by the second victim and the two struggled over the gun. 

Henderson shot the victim in the thigh, groin and grazed his back. That victim survived his wounds. 

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