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 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.