ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A man who pleaded no contest to murder in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Lake Nona High School student was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison.
The sentence came after Richard Washington, 20, pleaded no contest to a second-degree murder charge in the killing of K'Vonte Dowe, who had recently moved to Florida from the U.S. Virgin Islands.
According to Orlando Police, Dowe was shot five times along Kensington Row Court on Feb. 3, 2018.
Investigators said a neighbor's surveillance video led to the arrest of Washington, along with then 17-year-old Isaak Brown and 18-year-old Elijah Lewis.
NOW: Richard Washington, 1 of 3 charged in the killing of a Lake Nona H.S. student, was just sentenced to 20 yrs in prison for his role in the killing. Isaak Brown sentenced to 15yrs earlier this month. Elijah Lewis awaiting trial. PREVIOUS STORY: https://t.co/svEFIgMxmT pic.twitter.com/pvAq4kWz7T— Mark Lehman (@MarkLehman6) March 27, 2019
According to police, the three planned to take revenge on Dowe for allegedly stealing $200 from Brown.
During an interview with detectives, Washington said he picked up Dowe and dropped him off where police said Brown and Lewis were waiting.
On March 6, Brown was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder.
Lewis faces charges of first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm. His trial was scheduled to begin on April 8.