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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Life in prison for Va. man after killings

NORFOLK, Va. — A Portsmouth gang member has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of two men during a home invasion.

Jamyia Rashad Brothers was sentenced in federal court in Norfolk on Monday.

According to court documents, Brothers shot and killed John and Ronald Trollinger in a Portsmouth home in December, 2007.

Brothers also shot a third person who played dead after being shot and survived. Two others in the home escaped out the back door without any injuries.

Brothers pleaded guilty to the charges in September.

By the Associated Press  |  08:20 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

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