A Muscogee County Superior Court judge sentenced Kevin Babe “Cali” Henderson to life in prison Thursday morning for the 2014 murder of Chad Aaron Herring.
Henderson was in the rear seat of a Chevrolet Impala in which Herring was shot through the back of the head on Nov. 12, 2014, prosecutors said. He was found guilty in early June of malice or intentional murder, felony murder for allegedly killing Herring while committing the felony of aggravated assault, aggravated assault and using a firearm to commit a felony.
He also was found guilty of two counts each of aggravated assault and using a gun to commit a felony for the street shooting targeting the teenagers.
Henderson’s criminal record has a conviction for aggravated assault in 2008, when initially he was charged with rape. He was sentenced to eight years’ probation as a first offender. That was revoked in January, when he was ordered to serve five years for violating probation.
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“Based on that, the state filed a notice that it would seek recidivist punishment on pending felonies,” lead prosecutor Pete Temesgen wrote in an email. “Kevin Henderson was acquitted of armed robbery in February of this year. He was just convicted of malice murder. The only sentence now available is life without the possibility of parole.”
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