Published: Aug 11, 2010 3:53 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 11, 2010 12:54 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Panhandle man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatal May 2009 robbery.

A Leon County judge sentenced 29-year-old Tyreese Faust on Tuesday. A Jury found Faust guilty in July of first-degree murder, attempted robbery and burglary of a dwelling.

Authorities say Faust shot and killed 35-year-old Robert Parkes with an AK-47 during a home-invasion robbery. A 16-year-old girl who was also charged in the robbery testified against Faust as part of a deal to get five years in prison.

The defense argued that no DNA evidence placed Faust at the scene, and that the girl's testimony was insufficient.