Two Longview brothers will spend a combined 90 years in jail for the murder of another Longview man at the Colony Park Apartment Complex in 2015.

Longview brothers, 19-year-old Devante Darden and 20-year-old Deiontray Darden,were sentenced to 50 and 40 years in prison, respectively, for the murder of 35-year-old Federick Jones.


Courtesy Gregg Co. District Clerk's Office

Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call about reported gunshots on Scenic Drive on Sept. 7, 2015 and found a black male, later identified as Jones, on the road with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.

Officers arrested the Darden brothers, along with a 16-year-old juvenile, on Sept. 17, 2015 on murder and aggravated assault charges after a witness stepped forward and identified the three in the Labor Day murder.