ODESSA — A man has been sentenced to life in prison for a deadly 2015 shooting in Odessa that left one person dead.
On Wednesday a jury found found Khalifah Muhammad guilty of murder in the death of Brandon Lee Russell on September 30, 2015.
Judge Stacy Trotter then sentenced Muhammad to life in prison.
Muhammad was charged with shooting Russell several times in the back as Russell was trying to repossess his car.
“This maximum sentence is more than justified by this horrific crime committed against someone just trying to do his job. Mr. Muhammad will spend the rest of his life in prison where he belongs,” said Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland in a release.
Assistant District Attorneys William Prasher and Christopher Fostel represented the State and Jason Leach represented the defendant.