Man sentenced to 70 years for killing 2 teens

Milwaukee County Sheriff\'s Office

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for fatally shooting two teens.

Twenty-one-ear-old Terrance Mason Jr. was sentenced Friday by Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Mark Sanders. Sanders also sentenced Mason to 20 years on probation.

Mason pleaded guilty in March to two counts of first-degree reckless homicide for the June 10, 2018 shooting deaths of 18-year-old Francisco Cardona and 16-year-old Dejah Adkins.

Cardona was sitting in his car with Mason and 18-year-old Kevon Barnes before a planned robbery. Barnes is accused of shooting Cardona in the chest.

After he was shot, Cardona then ran down an alley and collapsing in the area of 87th and Congress.

Mason told police he took a gun from another group member, 16-year-old Dejah Adkins, who ran down the alley and laid on Cardona.

Mason told police he shot them each in the head.

Barnes has pleaded not guilty to first-degree reckless homicide. His jury trial is scheduled for June 17.

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