NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - A Brooksville man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for participating in a fatal burglary that left him paralyzed.
A Pasco County judge approved 19-year-old Taequan Griffin's sentence Thursday after Griffin pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Prosecutors say Griffin and two other men went to a Shady Hills home in October 2008, intending to steal drugs and money. Barking dogs woke up the occupants, leading to a shootout that left 21-year-old Corey Evans dead and Griffin paralyzed.
As part of a plea deal, Griffin testified against 21-year-old Calvin Leon Washington Jr., who was sentenced to life last month for first-degree murder. Washington's cousin, 20-year-old Ricky Washington, previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years.