Last Tyler Johnson Suspect Sentenced To 18 YearsPosted: Updated:
"I just want to say I'm sorry," Devin Davis told the family of Tyler Johnson.
Davis was the last of the suspects sentenced in Johnson's shooting death at his town of Pamelia home in May 2017.
Davis was sentenced in Jefferson County Court Friday morning to 18 years in prison and five years' post-release supervision.
He said during his sentencing that he thinks about his role in Johnson's death every day.
He pleaded guilty in November to first-degree robbery.
Johnson was shot and killed during a robbery.
Also charged in Johnson's death were Taylor Beckstead, Sammy Brown, Shawn Moore, and Jamaal Carr.
Brown was found guilty of murder, conspiracy, and eight other charges.
Moore and Carr both pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and Beckstead pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary.
Johnson's stepmother, Jenna Johnson, told the court Friday that grief is a weight on the chests of family members they'll have to learn to live with.
She thanked state police and investigators, but questioned the justice system for not convicting all the defendants of murder and giving them harsher sentences.
Brown was sentenced to 24 years to life, Moore and Carr to 15 years to life, and Beckstead to 15 years.
Carr also apologized to the family during his sentencing.
Davis' lawyer, Michael Spano, says he understands the family's frustration, but he thinks the sentence is fair.
He noted his client has cooperated with authorities every step of the way since he was arrested.