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Lyndon Johnson Jr. sentenced to life plus five

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

January 16, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany teenager was sentenced to life plus five years in prison Friday afternoon for the murder of a visitor to Albany.

The jury deliberated less than 30 minutes before returning guilty verdicts against 18-year old Lyndon Johnson.

He and two other young men tried to rob 27-year old Brandon Todd at the Motel 6 in East Albany in November 2007.

Todd was in town for a job interview.

Prosecutors hope the conviction sends a message to criminals, but Johnson's family still says he's innocent.

"The found Lyndon Johnson Guilty of felony murder and the other counts in the indictment, they found him guilty of two counts of aggravated and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and possession of a fire arm during the commission of a crime," said Kim Westley, Chief Asst. District Attorney.

"I just feel like it wasn't fair, I feel like he only 18-years-old and has a baby he hasn't seen except for three months, and he got nieces and nephews that are going to miss him." said Rashad Johnson, Lyndon Johnson's Brother.

17-year old Jimmy Teemer was killed in a shootout with Todd.

The other defendant, 18-year old Patrick Jackson, is awaiting trial.

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