It only took the jury 45 minutes to determine in the punishment phase of the trial yesterday that 21 year old Carlton Champion, Jr would be spending the rest of his life in jail for the murder of his onetime girlfriend Ty Underwood.
After several hours of testimony, the jury retired to the deliberation room around 2:15 PM and returned at 3:30 to let Champion and the world know his fate.
The jury sentenced Champion to 5 to 99 years in prison with a fine of up to $10,000. Guess that little outburst Thursday in court after the verdict was read cost you, homes.
So naw, you won’t be back on the streets, you’ll be in a TDC facility until at least until 2045 when you’ll be eligible for parole.
Of course, he plans to appeal his sentence, but he definitely won’t be on the streets for a while.