Indiana men get 220 years each for quadruple homicide, apartment robbery
Two persons were convicted of murder and other charges in Mahalak. Indianapolis shooting Three young men and a young woman were both sentenced to 220 years in prison on Friday.
Cameron Banks and Desmond Banks were sentenced in early March. There are four counts of each murder.Aggravated murder and robbery resulting in grievous bodily harm followed a five-day trial.
A third co-defendant, Lasean Watkins, was convicted of the same charges, but his Friday sentencing was reset to April 28 and he was assigned a new attorney.
4 Indian police youth accused of firing, killing 4 people in looted apartment
The charges stem from the February 2020 shooting deaths of three men — Marcel Wills, 20; Braxton Ford, 21; and Jaylen Roberts, 19 — and a woman, Kemari Hunt, 21. The bodies of the victims were found in a ransacked apartment in Indianapolis.
“This case serves as a tragic reminder of the lasting effects of gun violence,” Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Meyers said in a statement announcing Friday’s sentences.
Suspicious condition after firing by Indian police
WXIN-TV reported that Cameron Banks and Desmond Banks are brothers and that he, Watkins and another suspect Ransacked the apartment. and cleared a safe after more than 50 rounds were fired through it during the assassination.
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A fourth suspect, Rodrense Anderson, pleaded guilty last October to four counts of robbery after agreeing to cooperate with the prosecution. He will be sentenced on April 3.