Three men sentenced for death, robbery of Rico Myers


The three men charged with the murder of Rico Myers last February were sentenced as part of a plea deal.

According to details of the plea deal, the three men robbed Myers after they were driven to meet him “for purposes of conducting a PCP transaction with the victim.”

Tavon Pinkney was sentenced to 17 years in jail for second-degree murder while armed for shooting Myers, while the other two men, William Bass and Kalif Brown, were sentenced for robbing him. Brown received a five-year sentence for robbery, and Bass received 5 1/2 years for assault with intent to rob while armed.

Pinkney shot Myers several times after Myers tried to defend himself while being robbed by Bass. Brown robbed a friend who was with Myers.

 

 

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