The brother of a former NFL wide receiver has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of 2020 crimes, according to FOX News.
Marcus Randle El, the brother of Antwaan Randle El, is set to spend the rest of his life in prison for the murders of two women in 2020. Marcus, who played football at the University of Wisconsin, was found guilty on two counts of first-degree homicide plus other charges in relation to the shooting deaths of 27-year-old Brittany McAdory and 30-year-old Seairaha Winchester in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Prosecutors stated that the defendant killed Winchester because he believed she was speaking to the police about his drug dealing and then killed McAdory because she witnessed the murder.
Police never found a murder weapon during the investigations but surveillance footage and text messages linking him to the crimes were enough to get them a conviction.
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Randle El was hit with consecutive life sentences as a result.
His older brother, Antwaan, is a Super Bowl champion, winning a ring with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006. The former All-Pro, who also played for the Washington Commanders, now works as a wide receivers coach for the Detroit Lions.
Antwaan had pleaded on his brother’s behalf, insisting he is not the person he knew.
“This is not who he is or who we have come to know. All I’m asking judge is to give him (an) opportunity,” he said, per FOX.
Rock County Judge Barbara McCrory told WISC-TV Marcus will have the opportunity to petition for an early release and extended supervision after 60 years.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.