Teen sentenced to 17 years in prison for murder of Bryan Rankin Jr.

Monday, July 15, 2013 | 3:52 p.m. CDT; updated 4:54 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 15, 2013

COLUMBIA — A teenager charged with killing 17-year-old Bryan Rankin Jr. was sentenced to serve 17 years in prison Monday morning at the Boone County Courthouse.

Lamarr Mayfield, 16, pleaded guilty Monday morning to second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

According to previous Missourian reporting, Mayfield, who was 15 at the time of the murder, was arrested in April 2012 for shooting Rankin outside a party in the 3600 block of West Sugar Tree Lane.

Mayfield was sentenced to serve 17 years for each charge, and both charges will run concurrently, assistant prosecuting attorney Tracy Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said Mayfield must serve 85 percent of his second-degree murder charge — more than 14 years — before he would be eligible for parole.

Supervising editor is Shaina Cavazos.


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