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Conviction in Farmerville drug deal murder

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FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) A Claiborne Parish man has been convicted in the 2011 murder and armed robbery of a Farmerville man.

Jonterrance "Gotti" Winzer, 26, was convicted Thursday. Winzer and his 16-year-old brother, Lonnele Shelton, were arrested in connection with the April 2011 murder and robbery of Ra'mon "WeWe" Johnson at the Sensley Townhouses in Farmerville. The shooting and robbery happened during a drug deal.

Union Parish Sheriff's Chief Deputy Dusty Gates said there were at least four eye witnesses to the murder and robbery. Winzer and Shelton were arrested four days later on April 30th in Oklahoma City.

A second-degree murder conviction carries a penalty of life in prison without probation or parole. Armed robbery carries a penalty of up to 99 years in prison.

Shelton will be tried as an adult at a later date. He is now 17, but was 16 at the time of the shooting and robbery. Winzer will be sentenced Aug. 9th.

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