2 men get 10 years for conspiracy in killing

March 24, 2007

Two Baltimore men were each sentenced yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit first-degree murder for their roles in the 2005 killing of 35-year-old Antwon Torain.

Farrakhan Jenkins, 22, of the 700 block of N. Payson St. and Tavon Coleman, 20, of the 500 block of N. Brice St. pleaded guilty Jan. 30, according to the Baltimore state's attorney's office.

Prosecutors said that on Nov. 27, 2005, Torain had asked Jenkins, Coleman and Joshua Mills for help getting into his locked car on Payson Street. The men instead tried to sell Torain drugs, prosecutors said, and an argument broke out. Mills -- who has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is set to be sentenced July 30 -- then shot Torain in the head and neck.

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