Tennessee man pleads guilty to killing two high schoolers

Published 8:30 am Friday, February 28, 2020

MEMPHIS (AP) — A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 44 years in prison without the possibility for parole in the fatal shootings of two high school students.

The Shelby County district attorney’s office said Antonio D. Turner, 21, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder charges in the deaths of 18-year-old Nicholas Millican and 17-year-old Audrea Reed in February 2018.

Criminal Court Judge John Campbell then sentenced Turner in a plea agreement supported by the victims’ families.

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Authorities said the Kingsbury High School students and Turner briefly argued behind a Memphis business before Turner shot them.

Millican died at the scene and Reed died the following day in a hospital.

Turner rode away on a bicycle. He was arrested two weeks later, prosecutors said.