Claude Morrison, Jr. has been sentenced to 20 years, without the possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence, by Judge Glennon Everett.
Given credit for time already served since his April 1, 2009 arrest, Morrison will be about 34 when released.
He pleaded guilty in February 2010 to attempted second degree murder in the case, a reduced charge in exchange for testifying against a co-defendant.
That defendant, Kevin Francis, now 19, was convicted in September and sentenced to life plus 90 years for the rape and murder of Linda Bonin.
When he took the stand, Morrison took the 5th Amendment and refused to testify.
He, Francis and Ove Wilson are facing murder charges in a separate case. Wilson is scheduled for January trial.
They are accused of the March 1 robbery and killing of a Crowley man.
That was a month before Morrison, Francis and Ryan Williams burst into a Crowley house in search of drugs and money.
A man who owed them $50 was not home and they went into a rage, one that ended in Bonin’s murder.
Williams, now 17, received a 12-year sentence after pleading guilty to reduced charges of attempted armed robbery, attempted first-degree murder and forcible rape.
He shot a man who was in the house, but survived.
Williams has a six-months contempt of court sentence to serve once he completes the 12 years.
That was imposed by Judge Ed Rubin on the basis of Williams’ desultory response as a prosecution witness in Francis’ trial.
Wilson was also a witness in the Francis trial, but also invoked the 5th Amendment