A Gwinnett County judge on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old to life in prison plus 55 years for his role in a deadly home invasion that left one dead and two others injured.
Judge Timothy Hamil handed down the sentence ordering Devon Jenkins to life behind bars for the death of Adam Schrier, according to Channel 2 Action news.
Jurors found that Jenkins shot and killed Schrier. He also shot Schrier’s girlfriend and 8-year-old daughter, who both survived.
During the investigation, police said robbery was the motive. The men went to Schrier’s home looking for drugs and money, but may have gone to the wrong house, police said.
Two other men—Pierre Scott and James Stokeshave—were tried along with Jenkins, but were found not guilty of murder. Stokeshave was convicted of conspiracy to commit a crime and Scott was found guilty of burglary and other crimes.
Jenkins’ mother, Latrice Jones, told the judge her son wasn’t a monster, but he was guilty of making poor choices in friends.
Prosecutor Nigel Lush had a differing view than Jones.
“If this isn’t a person we don’t take off the streets forever, I don’t know who is,” Lush said. “Frankly there is not a hole deep enough that I believe we can drop Mr. Jenkins into.”
Jones begged the judge not lock her son away forever, according to Channel 2. “I want my son to at least have a second chance at life. I want him to walk out of there before my passing,” she said.