April 29, 2022 marks 10 years since the death of Allentown rapper Michael Randolph, a.k.a. O Head, who was 23 when a security guard, Andrew Gesslein, shot him in the back as he was retreating from an altercation at a night club. Mr. Randolph was unarmed.
Gesslein was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and was serving a mandatory minimum sentence of five years’ incarceration, until 2015, when a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision regarding mandatory sentences enabled a sympathetic judge to resentence the convicted man, freeing him after he served 31 months for the killing.
The second episode of this two-part podcast revisits Gesslein’s trial and controversial resentencing.
This podcast was written and produced by Chris Devlin. firstname.lastname@example.org