Teenage siblings facing a childhood in jail for parking lot attack
BATON ROUGE - A pair of brothers could spend the rest of their childhood in jail after being convicted of a crime on a college campus Friday.
The victim said he was praying on the BRCC campus late at night in the summer when he was jumped. He said a group of teenagers threatened him with a gun to steal his wallet. The group got away on bicycles but were apprehended a short while later.
Friday, the group was identified as Trey and Trenton Johnson - brothers - and a third teenager with the same last name but is not related to them, Treshawn.
The Johnson brothers could be put away until they reach adulthood since they were found guilty of armed robbery. They will be sentenced later this year.
"Given that this is a mandatory sentence, we will ask... that they be committed until their 21st birthday as a matter of public safety and also a way of ensuring that they are fully rehabilitated," prosecutor Curtis Nelson, Jr., said.
Treshawn Johnson was sentenced to a year of probation. He was found guilty of resisting arrest, a lesser charge.
After being convicted on the less heinous charge, Treshawn Johnson tried to take the fall for the others but a judge did not believe him.
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