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3 accused of targeting metro Atlanta teen for expensive shoe collection convicted of murder

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia — Two men and a teenage boy have been sentenced in the death of a metro Atlanta teen authorities said was killed over his expensive shoe collection.

Prosecutors say 28-year-old Andrew Murray, 29-year-old Tauvaughn Saylor and 15-year-old Larnell Sillah were convicted Tuesday of 20 criminal charges including malice murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Murray and Saylor were given consecutive life sentences plus 120 and will not be eligible for parole. Sillah was also given consecutive life sentences plus 135 years and will not be eligible for parole.

Authorities say 14-year-old Paul Sampleton was shot at his house Dec. 19. Police found him bound and gagged and said several expensive pairs of shoes — including ones he was wearing that day — were stolen.

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