DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for a drug robbery that led to one of his accomplices being killed.
A Volusia County judge sentenced 21-year-old Leroy Rashad Gadson on Friday after a jury convicted him of second-degree murder.
Authorities say Gadson and four other men tried to rob a drug dealer at a Holly Hill hotel in April 2011. A shootout followed between the robbers and the drug dealer's associates, leading to Gadson and 19-year-old Donnell Ellis being shot.
Gadson recovered from his wounds, but Ellis died.
Under Florida law, people who commit certain felonies, such as robbery, can be prosecuted for a death resulting from that felony.