RI man gets two life sentences in teen's killing

Leron Porter

A Rhode Island man was sentenced Thursday to two life terms plus 35 years in the killing a 17-year-old girl.

Superior Court Judge Netti Vogel imposed the sentence on 33-year-old Leron Porter. A spokeswoman for the attorney general's office said he will not be eligible for parole until he is in his 80s.

He was convicted of second-degree murder in December in the killing of Tiphany Tallo in Providence.

Prosecutors said Porter and several relatives confronted Tallo's sister in May 2011 after she had an argument with Porter's sister. Authorities said Porter shot and killed Tallo when she tried to help her sister.

Porter had been released from federal prison less than two weeks before the killing. He had been serving time for a weapons violation.