Man gets life in fatal shooting of Memphis music teacher

August 25, 2019 GMT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison with the chance for parole in the fatal shooting of a Memphis music teacher.

News outlets report a Shelby County jury convicted 25-year-old Nicholas Brooks on Friday of first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and burglary, and using a firearm during a felony.

Brooks was automatically sentenced to life on the murder charge. A sentencing hearing for the other felony convictions will be held next month.

The body of 30-year-old Christopher Waters was found at his home in December 2016. He was an instructor at a music store and taught in Shelby County’s school system.


Five other defendants await trial.