JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - One of several young people accused of fatally shooting a Jacksonville man during a robbery has been sentenced to life in prison.
A Duval County judge on Monday sentenced 20-year-old Joshua Lee Dukes. He was convicted in July of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
Authorities say Dukes and his co-defendants were out looking for someone to rob in August 2013 when they found 36-year-old Wesley Bridges. He was shot dead when he and a friend tried to run.
The Florida Times-Union reports that Roteia Hutchinson pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery in the case. Jarquavis Davis pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and attempted robbery. Eltonia Humphries pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
A defense attorney said the group was in the area to sell drugs, and Dukes shot Bridges because it looked like Bridges was going for a gun.