- Associated Press - Sunday, August 25, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to life in prison with the chance for parole in the fatal shooting of a Memphis music teacher.

News outlets report a Shelby County jury convicted 25-year-old Nicholas Brooks on Friday of first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and burglary, and using a firearm during a felony.

Brooks was automatically sentenced to life on the murder charge. A sentencing hearing for the other felony convictions will be held next month.

The body of 30-year-old Christopher Waters was found at his home in December 2016. He was an instructor at a music store and taught in Shelby County’s school system.

Five other defendants await trial.



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