2 Memphis men sentenced to life in prison after deadly home invasion

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - After a deadly home invasion in Southwest Memphis, two men were sentenced to life in prison Friday.

 

Officials said the homeowner died in 2014.

 

Rodney Williams, 19, and Antonious Johnson, 22, were automatically sentenced to life in prison. Williams was 16 and Johnson was 19 at the time.


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Investigators told FOX13 that on December 17, 2014 the pair broke into a home in the 500 block of Nonconnah.

 

When the homeowner and his girlfriend returned, the homeowner was shot and killed during a struggle with the gunman.

 

Officers said Johnson was convicted of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, theft of property over $1,000 and employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony.

 

Williams was convicted of aggravated burglary and the employment of a firearm count.

 

They will be sentenced on those crimes later, officials say.

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