Cassinova Houston, who pleaded guilty in November 2008 to the voluntary manslaughters of Marcelo Rivera, 45, and Isaias Bartolon, 15, was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison, his attorney said.
Rivera and Bartolon were fatally shot April 8, 2007. Houston, 20, was 17 at the time of the slayings.
“This particular case was a tragic situation all around,” said Columbus Solicitor General Ben Richardson, who was the special prosecutor. “This was a reign of terror by the defendants.”
Houston’s attorney, Robert Wilson, said his client cooperated with prosecutors and testified in a codefendant’s trial.
“He was very remorseful in his actions,” Wilson said. “He was very young when this crime spree started.”