Columbus man found guilty of aggravated assault in connection with April 2017 homicide

Columbus man found guilty of aggravated assault in connection with April 2017 homicide

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A fourth person found guilty of aggravated assault in the killing of a 21-year-old Columbus man was sentenced on Friday.

Tyler Teal,18, went before a judge in Superior Court and was sentenced to 10 years with four years to serve. Teal's aggravated assault charge was in connection with the deadly shooting that killed Jakorbin King in April.

Teal apologized to the King family during court. His defense attorney, Stacey Jackson asked Judge McBride to consider a first offenders treatment and to consider his age.

Teal's father also made a statement in court asking to consider his family background of military men and that was his biggest wish for his son.

Marquavious Howard was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Jylonda Jones was given a lesser sentence of two years in prison and two years parole.

Her brother, Samuel Jones, was given six months to undergo a necessary eye surgery but was sentenced to fifteen years in prison after that.

Both Jylonda and Samuel have also been banished from six counties in the area.

A fifth suspect, 17-year-old Tramal Williams, was also charged in the deadly home invasion. He has not yet entered a plea in the case.

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