Last 2 defendants sentenced in fatal Columbia home invasion

4 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, June 16 2015 Jun 16, 2015 Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:30:00 AM CDT June 16, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) - The last two defendants in a Columbia home invasion that caused the death of an accomplice have been sentenced.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported 23-year-old Darrius K. Edwards was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for the April 2014 death of 44-year-old Derrick Brookins. Another defendant, She'aun Prince, was sentenced June 8 to eight years in prison. A third defendant, Deshai Richardson, was sentenced June 9 to 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors say the three suspects went with Brookins to a Columbia home planning to steal money and marijuana.

During a confrontation, the homeowner, Reginald Bentley III, drew a gun and fatally shot Brookins, and injured Edwards.

 

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