MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A judge sentenced three men to life in prison after being found guilty of shooting and killing a 7-year-old.
Prosecutors said Carlos Stokes, Jordan Clayton, and Branden Brookins killed Kirsten Williams in 2015 in retaliation to another murder. All three men were found guilty of first-degree murder in December.
Brookins was sentenced life in prison plus 44 years.
Clayton was sentenced to life in prison with a possibility of parole plus six years.
Stokes, who the judge called the leader, was sentenced to life in prison plus 54 years.
Defense attorneys instantly issued a motion for re-trial for all three men.
A fourth man, Carl Johnson, has also been charged in the case.
Jerrita Patterson has a live report, tonight on FOX13 News.
SENTENCING HEARING: Brookins gets Life sentence + 44 years; Clayton gets Life w/ possibility of parole + 6 years; Stokes (who Judge called ‘the leader’) gets Life + 54 years. @FOX13Memphis— Jerrita Patterson (@JerritaFox13) February 9, 2018
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