Man convicted in the 2016 murder of a cab driver receives prison sentence

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23 year old Devin Durden’s fate was left in the hands of a judge for the conviction of mudering a cab driver.

“It will be life on armed robbery the sentence of the court will be 10 years consecutive to the life sentence on the firearm account the sentence of the court will be 5 years consecutive to the armed robbery account,” says Gil McBride, Chief Muscogee County Superior Court Judge.

 In 2016, police responded to a shooting at The Parkwood Mobile Home Park on Farr Road. They found the cab driver, Dewayne Chronister suffering from a gunshot wound and later died. Durden and 22 year old Dontavis Screws became the prime suspects. 

“The judge believes he was there the actual jury determined that was the case he was there and they were there to committ a crime,” says Adam Deaver, Defense Attorney.

Screws is already serving time for the crime. The defense says this case in particular is a hard one to accept. 

“It does kind of make me feel like a little bit of injustice is done if you got a man who has been sentenced to life with parole, but the possible shooter gets 20 years with voluntary manslaughter,” says Deaver.

With one life already gone and two others behind bars, the defense continues to argue that justice was not served.

“You have a very shaky video that’s very unclear. They don’t have the evidence to prove he was not beyond a resonable doubt and I feel confident some of these will be overturned,” says Deaver. 

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