Man gets 55 years in prison, says it was self defence

A man who claims he shot another man in self-defense was sentenced to a 55-year prison term Monday. 22-year-old Orlando Branson shot Marco Hampton on November 13th, 2005 in the victim’s East Jackson Street apartment. Authorities said Hampton was in the process of selling marijuana to Branson when Hampton reportedly told Branson something was wrong with the cash and gunfire broke out. Branson still maintains that the shooting was self defense.