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Man Convicted In 2007 Murder, Sentenced To Life In Prison

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The second of six suspects in a 2007 murder case was found guilty of the crime and sentenced to life in prison.

Deaundra Smith, 25, was convicted of first degree felony murder and especially aggravated robbery on Tuesday.

Police said Smith and five others killed 21-year-old Corey Sanders at his home on Highland Avenue in 2007. Smith was already out on bond for another violent crime at the time of Sanders' murder.

The felony murder conviction carries an automatic life sentence of at least 51 years in prison. A sentencing hearing for the especially aggravated robbery charge will be held in July, when the judge will decide the length of his sentence and whether it will be served consecutively or concurrently.

Devonta Cunningham was convicted of the same charges last year and is also serving a life sentence. Four other men still have pending charges in the murder.

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