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Defendants get life in prison in teen football hero's death
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One defendant received a life sentence and two co-defendants were given prison terms of more than 100 years each Friday for their roles in the 2015 death of a teenage football player who received national praise for shielding friends from gunfire. Knox County Criminal Court Judge Steven Sword sentenced Christopher Drone Bassett to life plus 35 years; Richard Gregory Williams III to 143 years; and Kipling Deshawn Colbert to 109 years. Bassett and Colbert are 22.

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