MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a 27-year-old man to life in prison without parole for participating in the kidnapping and murder of a Memphis man.
The U.S. attorney's office says Sonny Shields was sentenced Tuesday after earlier pleading guilty to the May 2004 murder of Jerrell Lott.
Shields and three other men kidnapped Lott outside a convenience store, forced him into the trunk of his car and took money from his bank account at an automated teller machine.
Lott was later driven to a field in Arkansas, shot multiple times and set on fire.
Two other men have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Another man already has been sentenced to life in prison.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Ford says the murder showed "shocking indifference to human life."
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