- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A judge has sentenced two brothers to more than 50 years to life in prison each in a shootout at a Sacramento barbershop that killed two people, including a mother shielding her toddler.

The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1tRLD2l) that a judge issued the sentences against 28-year-old Lonnie Mitchell and 23-year-old Louis Mitchell on Friday.

Authorities say the Mitchells and a rival group headed by a man named Marvion Barksdale got into a shootout at the Fly Cuts & Styles barbershop on Dec. 14, 2010. Thirty-year-old Monique Nelson was killed while protecting her 2-year-old son. Barksdale also died.

A man on the Barksdale side who fired the bullet that killed Nelson, 35-year-old James Leo Carney III, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 21 years in prison. Carney claimed he shot in self-defense.

Two other men were also convicted and sentenced in the shooting.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com



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