23-year-old man takes plea bargain for role in murder of Todd Sieber

Taelon Johnson in court on Thursday accepts plea deal in exchange for lesser charge of second-degree murder. (KATV Photo)

The final defendant linked with the 2016 murder of Todd Sieber in Little Rock plead out in exchange for a conviction of second-degree murder and 50 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Taelon Johnson, 23, handed the gun to Alundra Hampton, who then shot and killed Todd Sieber outside Hines Auto Detail after a failed robbery on Nov. 15, 2016.

According to officials, Corey Williams served as an accomplice by driving the getaway car.

Williams negotiated a deal to lessen his capital murder charge to second-degree murder. He was sentenced to 55 years in prison.

Cynthia Sieber, the widow of Todd Sieber, believes justice has been served but the emotional wounds remain.

"We have a pretty big family and my daughter is really struggling right now so I just ask for continued prayers," Sieber said. "Now we have to live our new normal life without him."

Meanwhile Johnson's sister insists her brother is innocent was "asleep in the car" and "in the wrong place at the wrong time" during the incident.

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