Third Defendant Sentenced in Minneapolis Murder
The last of three defendants has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for a January 2011 murder.
Ladell James Johnson, 20, was sentenced this week to 302 months, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office says.
The victim, Stanley Rogers, Sr., was found shot to death in a van at 37th Street East near the alley between Third and Clinton Avenues South in Minneapolis.
According to the criminal complaint, Lordiss Stewart, who was 17 at the time, told Gary Griffin, also 17 at the time, that Rogers was coming to pick her up and that he often has crack cocaine and money on him. Griffin and Johnson went to rob Rogers and fatally shot him.
Griffin also was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 40 years in prison. Stewart pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated robbery and agreed to testify against her two companions. She was sentenced to 24 months in prison.