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Man gets life sentence for fatal home invasion

December 19, 2018

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A second Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal home invasion.

The Ledger reports 21-year-old Joseph Gomes-Brandon Jr. was sentenced Tuesday. He was convicted last month of first-degree murder.

Gomes-Brandon was one of three men charged in the May 2016 fatal shooting of 21-year-old Tyler Macklin.

One of the men, 22-year-old Dylan Kindred, testified that he drove Gomes-Brandon and 23-year-old Jonathan Felix to Macklin’s home. Kindred says he waited in the car while Felix and Gomes-Brandon kicked in the door and attacked Macklin.

Felix was previously sentenced to life in prison following a first-degree murder conviction.

Kindred faces armed robbery charges and testified without a plea agreement in place.

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Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com

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