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Last Updated: Aug 9th, 2017 - 14:26:54


Morris receives 50 years prison time in murder case
By STAFF REPORTS
Aug 9, 2017, 14:25

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The second suspect in a deadly July 2016 home invasion has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his part in the incident.

Davonta Dequan Morris, 19, joins his former co-defendant, Carl Robinson, in being sentenced in the case, though the charges to which Morris pleaded were different from those to which Robinson’s pleaded.

Morris pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, two counts aggravated robbery, aggravated residential burglary and attempted capital murder. His plea was entered in March as part of an agreement to testify against Robinson.

Tenth Judicial District Judge Bynum Gibson sentenced Morris to 480 months in prison on the murder charge; 240 months prison for the aggravated robbery charge with 120 months suspended upon imposition of sentence; and 120 months prison with 120 months suspended upon imposition of sentence for the residential burglary and attempted murder charges.

Robinson pleaded guilty to residential burglary, second-degree murder and first-degree battery in May.

He was sentenced to 1,080 months in prison — or 90 years — and an additional 120 months, which were suspended upon imposition of sentence.

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