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Caddo judge sentences two men to 60 years for murder

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SENTENCED: Joshua Brooks, 20. (Source: Caddo Correctional Center) SENTENCED: Joshua Brooks, 20. (Source: Caddo Correctional Center)
SENTENCED: Paul Anthony Jones, 20. (Source: Caddo Correctional Center) SENTENCED: Paul Anthony Jones, 20. (Source: Caddo Correctional Center)
CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

A pair of Shreveport men will spend the next six decades behind bars following their sentencing on Monday for second-degree murder in Caddo Parish District Court.

Joshua D. Brooks, 20, and Paul Anthony Jones, 20, both were sentenced by Judge Joseph Bleich to 60 years in prison at hard labor without benefit of parole for the April 2009 shooting death of Terrell Savore. A Caddo Parish jury convicted both Brooks and Jones in January.

In Louisiana, second degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence for adults.

But both Brooks and Jones were 16 years old at the time of the murder. The United States Supreme Court, ruling in an Alabama case, determined that individuals who were juveniles at the time of the crime could not face a mandatory life sentence.

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