- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - A judge sentenced a Gary man to 195 years in prison in the 2015 slayings of two teenage brothers and a third person.

Lake County Judge Diane Boswell sentenced 39-year-old David Johnson IV on Tuesday following his murder convictions last month in the shooting deaths of 18-year-old Arreon Lackey and 16-year-old Antonio Lackey of Gary and that of 46-year-old Alfred Wiley.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Johnson made a statement in which he blamed the slayings of the Lackey brothers on his two sons and their friends, who were named co-defendants in that case.

Prosecutors say the Lackey brothers were kidnapped as part of a plot to retrieve a gun.

Johnson’s 35-year-old wife, Jeri Woods, earlier was sentenced to 120 years in prison for murder convictions in the brothers’ deaths.

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