Murderer of Gwinnett man, 21, during drug deal gets 2 life sentences

Nicambreon Martray Flowers (CREDIT: Gwinnett Daily Post)
Nicambreon Martray Flowers (CREDIT: Gwinnett Daily Post)

A man who shot and killed a 21-year-old in 2014 was sentenced Friday to serve two life sentences, authorities said.

Nicambreon Flowers, 25, was sentenced to serve the life sentences concurrently for murder and armed robbery convictions, Assistant District Attorney Bobby Wolf said.

Authorities found Joel Tengue, 21, of Gwinnett County, with a gunshot wound dead on April 19, 2014. His body was lying behind a building at the Astor Place Apartment Homes in Gwinnett County, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

Tengue told a friend he was going to sell a pair of Nikes to someone he met online and that he felt uneasy about it, but authorities believed Tengue was actually selling marijuana, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Flowers was arrested in Mississippi five days after Tengue's death and charged with his murder and armed robbery.

Gwinnett County police Detective C.J. Flynn outlined an overwhelming amount of evidence against the 24-year-old during a preliminary hearing.

Police found text messages discussing a marijuana deal on the phones belonging to Tengue and Flowers, who was listed as “Waki” in the contacts of Tengue’s phone, Flynn said.

When Tengue and his friend met Flowers outside the Building 5 breezeway, Flowers reportedly approached their vehicle and asked for only one of them to come down to his apartment.

After at least one gunshot was heard, neighbors discovered Tengue’s body at the bottom of the stairwell on the lower level, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Wolf said the Tengue’s family was in attendance at the sentencing.