A man convicted of shooting a man in Mountain View in 2011 has been sentenced to at least 50 years in the case Tuesday, leaving him with more than two-thirds of a century of prison time before him.
According to assistant attorney general James Fayette, with the state's Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals, Marquinn Jones-Nelson received 75 years with 25 years suspended in the death of Devante Jordan, as well as nine years for two counts of weapons misconduct and evidence tampering.
In an email to Channel 2, Fayette says the nine years will be served after Jones-Nelson's time on the murder charge. Tuesday's state sentence will follow an eight-year federal sentence Jones-Nelson received in a separate drug case, bringing his total jail time to a total of 67 years.
"As I calculate, (Jones-Nelson) will be parole-eligible after serving about 20 years of his state sentence," Fayette wrote.
Jones-Nelson was convicted in June 2013 of first-degree and second-degree murder, as well as the lesser offenses, in Jordan's shooting on the night of March 24, 2011. Prosecutors say Jones-Nelson killed Jordan -- himself a suspect in the 2009 shooting of 17-year-old Desirae Douglas, during what police call a "gun battle" at an East Anchorage party -- because he had become a snitch in the Douglas case. Derland George, who had been taken into custody at about the same time as Jones-Nelson, testified that Jones-Nelson had admitted to killing Jordan.
After his release from prison, Jones-Nelson will also be under 10 years of supervised probation.