Double fatal drive-by shooting convicts sentenced

Kassius Williams & Charles Walker

(Cleveland) - Long sentences were handed down today, to the two men convicted in a Saturday afternoon drive by shooting that took the lives of two innocent bystanders. 

Teenager Tywain Johnson and Cleveland State University professor David Wilder were gunned down in March along Woodland Avenue. 

Nineteen year old Kassius Williams pleaded guilty to being the trigger-man, and was sentenced to 66 years to life behind bars. 

He apologized for his actions and claimed he never intended to hurt anyone. 

Twenty-seven year old Charles Walker was found guilty during trial and received 71 years to life. 

Walker did not speak and plans to appeal. 

The victim's families did not want the death penalty to be considered. 

Judge Timothy McCormick pointed out that both defendants had been spotted on security video at a convenience store wielding guns in their waistbands before the shootings took place. 

Terrell Gray, a third defendant is set to go on trial January 16th.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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