- Associated Press - Thursday, August 17, 2017

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - The second of seven co-defendants has been convicted in the 2015 shooting deaths of two teenage brothers in northwestern Indiana.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports 39-year-old David Johnson IV was convicted Wednesday of murder and kidnapping in the deaths of 18-year-old Arreon Lackey and 16-year-old Antonio Lackey of Gary. Authorities say they were shot in a remote area of Hobart.

Johnson also was convicted of murder in the 2015 shooting death of 46-year-old Alfred Wiley, which prosecutor Robert Persin described as “a revenge killing.”

Prosecutors say the Lackey brothers were kidnapped from a Merrillville hotel as part of a plot to retrieve a gun. Johnson’s 35-year-old wife Jeri Woods earlier was convicted in the brothers’ deaths and sentenced to 120 years in prison. Johnson’s sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 19.

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Information from: The Times, https://www.nwitimes.com

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