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Westbrook convicted; Sentenced to life

Byron Silas Westbrook Byron Silas Westbrook
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The jury returned one guilty verdict in the armed robbery trial of Albany's Silas Westbrook. He was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, by Superior Court Judge Denise Marshall.

He was charged with party to a crime in the armed robberies of two convenience stores on the same day in 2014.

Prosecutors say Westbrook planned and helped in the execution of the November 2014 armed robberies of the Brother's Convenience store on Newton Road and then the Mini Mart on Stuart Avenue, just minutes apart.

He was convicted for the Mini Market crime, but not the Brother's.

The state says that Westbrook was also the get-away driver.

Tometrius King plead guilty to robbing the two stores, and testified in Westbrook's trial.

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