Ala. teen gets 65 years for robbery-murder

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Montgomery teenager convicted in the robbery-slaying of a Hispanic man is headed to prison.

At Thursday's sentencing, a circuit judge sentenced 18-year-old Gregory Walker to 65 years in prison.

A co-defendant, 18-year-old Vondon Lovett Jr., also of Montgomery, pleaded guilty and testified against Walker. He will serve 20 years.

Prosecutors said Walker shot and killed 20-year-old Joel Bartolon Peres in Oct. 2006. It outside an apartment complex in east Montgomery.

The victim's 17-year-old companion was also robbed, but he was
not harmed.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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