Man Gets Life for killing Compton Father and Son

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the fatal shooting of a father and his 10-year-old son at a Compton intersection has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.

A Los Angeles judge gave Earl Lee two consecutive life terms Wednesday and added another term of 50 years to life.

Jurors have recommended the death penalty for Lee's two co-defendants, who await sentencing.

Lee, 41, and the others were convicted of first-degree murder last year for the 2006 shooting of Derrick Kellum and his son Octavius.

Prosecutors say Kellum was shot as he got out of his parked car. His son died in the car. Another son escaped.

Authorities say Kellum's wallet had been stolen but he knew one of the suspects and apparently went to the intersection in hope of retrieving it.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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