Seattle brothers sentenced to 40 years in homeless shooting

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has sentenced two brothers to 40 years in prison each after they were found guilty of fatally shooting two people and injuring three others during a 2016 robbery at a former homeless encampment. The Seattle Times reported that King County Superior Court Judge Sean O’Donnell sentenced James Taafulisia and Jerome Taafulisia on Thursday, ending a case that had previously resulted in two mistrials. The shooting occurred at an encampment below Interstate 5 as a result of a planned robbery of a drug dealer who reportedly owed their mother money. The brothers were minors at the time, but were charged as adults.