Noxubee County man sentenced in children's death

By The Associated Press

MACON — A Noxubee County man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to the rape and deaths of two girls.

WCBI-TV reports that 55-year-old Justin Albert Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of capital murder in circuit court.

The case is entwined with that of Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks, two men from Noxubee County who were convicted in separate cases in the early 1990s of the deaths of the two toddlers.

Brewer and Brooks were exonerated of the crimes in 2008, months after Johnson allegedly confessed

Johnson pleaded guilty to raping and killing the two 3-year-old girls.