BOSTON – Two men convicted of killing a rival gang member as he shoveled snow in Boston for a nonprofit that steers young people away from crime have been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years.
The Suffolk district attorney's office says 27-year-old Donte Henley and 21-year-old Josiah Zachery were sentenced Monday.
The men were found guilty of murder last week in the February 2015 shooting of 21-year-old Kenny Lamour.
Prosecutors say the men were on a snow shoveling crew overseen by Roca Inc. They assured their supervisor they could work together peacefully.
Prosecutors say Henley texted a description of Lamour and their location to Zachery, who came and fatally shot Lamour.
The defense argued Henley's texts were misconstrued and no witnesses identified Zachery as the shooter.