3 convicted of killing Georgia teen over shoes

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Posted: Oct 07, 2014 6:21 PM

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two men and a 15-year-old have been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a metro Atlanta teen who authorities said was targeted over his expensive shoe collection.

Prosecutors say 28-year-old Andrew Murray, 29-year-old Tauvaughn Saylor and 15-year-old Larnell Sillah were convicted Tuesday of 20 charges including malice murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Authorities say 14-year-old Paul Sampleton was shot at his house Dec. 19. Police found him bound and gagged and said several expensive pairs of shoes — including ones he was wearing that day — were stolen.

Murray and Saylor were sentenced to life in prison plus 120 years and will not be eligible for parole. Sillah was also was sentenced to life plus 135 years and will not be eligible for parole.