2 of 3 found guilty in teen's murder

Branden Trumbo (Source: Trumbo family)
Branden Trumbo (Source: Trumbo family)

Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The three-week trial over the murder of a west Louisville teen has coming to an end after the jury came back with a verdict.

17-year-old Branden Trumbo, a Fairdale High School football player, was shot and killed February 15, 2008 at 22nd and Broadway after leaving Central High School's homecoming basketball game.

Three teens, 17-year-olds Leslie Harbin and Todd Brown, and 18-year-old Howard Williams, Jr. were facing murder and other charges in Trumbo's death.

The jury acquitted Brown on all charges, Harbin was found guilty of murder, assault and wanton endangerment and Williams was also found guilty of assault and wanton endangerment.

Harbin was senteced to 20 years for murder, 10 years for assault, 5 years for wanton endangerment. The sentences will run concurrently. Harbin must serve 85% of the of the 20 year sentence before he is eligible for parole. Because is is a juvenile, he will be sent to a juvenile facility until his 18th birthday. After turning 18, he will be transfered to an adult prison.

Williams was sentenced to a total of 6 years for his crimes.

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