3 get life sentences for murdering Target manager

Nearly two months after a jury found three men guilty of murdering a Target store manager during a home invasion, a judge sentenced them to life in prison Tuesday.

James Sims, James Calhoun and Jonathan Banks were sentenced for the November 2013 shooting death of Pamela Williams, Fulton County District Attorney spokesman Dontaye Carter said.

Sims and Calhoun have a possibility of parole. Banks does not.

The three men broke into Williams’ home on Amhurst Parkway. Williams hid inside a closet and called 911.

When police arrived, they found the 43-year-old with a gunshot wound to her head. Williams died days later.

Sims and Calhoun lived in the same subdivision at the time of the shooting, according to previous reports by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Banks had moved.

Sims, Calhoun and Banks were convicted of murder, aggravated assault, burglary and possession of a firearm.

Just 10 months before Williams’ death, the trio shot a woman in a separate home invasion, Carter said. Key testimony from the victim in that case identified Calhoun as the shooter.

The three men were also connected to a burglary ring responsible for more than 100 thefts in south Fulton County, Carter said.

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