Xavier Cannon, initially charged with murder in the shooting deaths of Jarvis Sanks and Ronald Coleman and who pleaded guilty to a lesser crime Monday, was released from jail that day.
Cannon, 24, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and was sentenced to one year in prison, followed by four years’ probation. He was implicated in the Dec. 17, 2008, deaths of Sanks and Coleman, both 30, who were ambushed at 2905 Lansing Ave. as they delivered marijuana, authorities have said.
Cannon spent more than a year in the Muscogee County Jail and was released the day of his guilty plea, jail records show.
Dezmond Cannon, 18, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, armed robbery and a weapons charge. He was sentenced to 27 years in prison, followed by 18 years’ probation.
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A third defendant, Rodney Pugh, 23, still faces trial on murder charges.