LANCASTER – One of three men found guilty in connection with the 2012 shooting death of a Lancaster man was sentenced in an Antelope Valley courtroom Friday.
After firing his public defender, Joshua Lockett represented himself at the court hearing and was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison.
Lockett’s co-defendants, Terrell Henderson and Randy “Bam” Sullivan, also fired their attorneys Friday and are now representing themselves. Sentencing for Henderson and Sullivan was postponed until June 27.
Lockett, 21, Henderson, 22, and Sullivan, 36, were found guilty April 3 of second-degree murder in connection with the death of Brandy “Brandon” Houston.
Houston, 21, was shot 12 times during an afternoon street brawl near Coach’s Sports Bar in Lancaster on Nov. 29, 2012.
Lockett, Henderson, and Sullivan were involved in the street brawl, but none of them shot Houston.
During the 21-day trial, prosecutor Jon Hatami successfully convinced the jury that the three defendants were responsible for Houston’s death because they brought the shooter to the scene, instigated the fight that ended in Houston’s death, and then left the scene with the shooter. (Read more here.)
The shooter still hasn’t been identified.
Previous related stories: