Man found guilty of gunning down teens over drug deal

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JONESBORO, Ga. - A jury in Clayton County has found a man guilty of gunning down two teens who were trying to cheat him out of a drug deal.

Christopher Bradshaw was found guilty in the shooting death of Devonta Stembridge and Dion Brice.

In June 2011, Stembridge, 19, was driving through the Yorktown Condominiums when he and his passenger were shot by two other passengers in the car.

Investigators were able to quickly retrace clues back to Bradshaw and an accomplice, Michael Boykin, Jr., who was 18 at the time.

Jurors deliberated for only a short time before delivering their verdict. Judge Deborah Benefield sentenced Bradshaw to two consecutive life sentences without parole.

Boykin was named as a co-defendant on the indictment for the case, being charged with the same crimes as Bradshaw.

But during the trial, he testified that Bradshaw was the sole trigger man.

When Stembridge's mother gave her victim impact statement, she said Bradshaw showed no remorse.

"He had no sympathy. He had no remorse. He had the nerve to stare me in my face. He's a cold-hearted guy. He's a killer. He's a cold-hearted killer," Phyliss Stembridge said.

Bradshaw apologized to the victims' families, and said the whole story has not been told.

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