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Two sentenced to life for Tifton murder

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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

The two men convicted with the murder of a Tifton man have been sentenced to life with parole.

DeAnthony Rafael Davenport and Austin Jermaine McIntyre were arrested in connection with the death of Willie Bernard Thomas on August 22, 2014, according to the clerk of court, in the unofficial report.

The two men were tried on five counts of malice murder, felony murder, criminal attempt to commit a felony, conspiracy to commit an armed robbery and possession of a firearm during a commission of a felony.

Jurors found Davenport guilty on all counts. McIntyre was not found guilty of malice murder and possession of a firearm during a felony. He was found guilty on all other counts including felony murder.

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Judge Melanie Cross sentenced Davenport to life with parole for malice and felony murder.

Concurrently, he will serve 30 years for criminal attempt to commit a felony and 15 for conspiracy to commit an armed robbery. In addition, he was sentenced to five years to serve.

McIntyre was sentenced to life with parole for felony murder and criminal attempt to commit a felony.

Concurrently, he will spend 15 years to serve for conspiracy to commit an armed robbery.

Correction: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect image for McIntyre.

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