• 3 Memphis men sentenced to life in prison after 7-year-old's murder

    By: Jerrita Patterson


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A judge sentenced three men to life in prison after being found guilty of shooting and killing a 7-year-old.

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    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.


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