- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Two men involved in what Boise authorities describe as a murder-for-hire double killing that also injured a third person have been sentenced to life in prison.

Samari Winn of Boise received the sentence Wednesday in 4th District Court and must serve 40 years before becoming eligible for parole. Anthony Robins of Fremont, California, on Tuesday received the same sentence for the crimes.

Winn in April was found guilty of two counts of aiding and abetting first-degree murder and aiding and abetting attempted murder. He received 15 years for the aiding and abetting attempted murder.

Robins was convicted in January.

John C. Douglas of Reading, Pennsylvania, is scheduled to be sentenced August 23 after being found guilty in February of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. Authorities say Robins paid Douglas to come to Boise and carry out the killings.

Authorities say the May 2014 killings of Travontae Calloway and Elliott Bailey followed the theft of 30 pounds of marijuana that Robins blamed on Calloway and Bailey.

“They were murdered solely because Anthony Robins ordered it and directed it to happen,” Deputy Ada County Prosecutor Shelley Akamatsu told Judge Samuel Hoagland. “They were executed by a man Robins flew in to Boise.”

Jeanette Juraska previously testified that when she answered the door on the day of the killings a man she identified as Douglas entered, shooting her boyfriend, Calloway, and his best friend. Juraska testified that Douglas then started shooting at her, striking her in the arm, but she escaped up a staircase. She also said she saw Winn at the door before Douglas entered and started shooting.

Winn in court testimony had been described as friends with Calloway and Bailey.

Winn spoke at his sentencing and denied involvement.

“I wasn’t at the door when they got shot. I was at home,” Winn said.



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