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Two Sentenced In Football Players' Death

Two people who admitted they played a part in the murder of a high school football standout were sentenced Monday in Duplin County.

Jordan Guy & Ivan Wallace had already pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to second degree murder in the shooting death of Derrick Barden in 2008.

Barden, who played for James Kenan, was killed July 3rd, 2008 outside Stewart Creek Apartments in Warsaw while sitting in a car, talking to friends.

Guy was sentenced to between 52 and 72 months in prison, while Wallace was given between 40 and 57 months. The District Attorney's Office said Wallace had no prior criminal record.

Both teens, who were 17-years-old when the murder happened, had agreed to testify against co-defendants Joleski Floyd and Devon Hobbs. Floyd ended up pleading guilty to second degree murder and received 125-159 months in prison, while Hobbs pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and sale of marijuana and received a 51-71 month sentence.

The D.A. says Guy and Wallace's cooperation was crucial in prosecuting the shooter, Joleski Floyd.


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