A teen convicted of killing two people during a carjacking at a Miami Gardens gas station because they "didn't look scared enough" was sentenced to life in prison Monday.
Eric Ellington, 19, was found guilty of two counts of murder in March for the July 25, 2011 deaths of Julian Soler and Kennia Duran. Duran, 24, and Soler, 23, had stopped for gas at the Mobil Mart at Northwest 57th Avenue and 167th Street when they were approached by Ellington, Wayne Williams and Dylan McFarlane, police said.
"I'm not happy about the outcome because really who won, nobody won, we both lost," ARmando Soler, Julian's father, told reporters after the sentence was handed down.
Surveillance video captured the crime and showed a suspect, who police say is Ellington, drag Soler out of his Ford Mustang Cobra and shoot the man at point-blank range 11 times.
Williams shot Duran, and McFarlane was the driver of the getaway car, police said. Ellington and Williams were just 16 at the time of the crime. McFarlane was 18.
Ellington told detectives that he shot Soler because he "didn't look scared enough" during the carjacking, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said.
Police said the three teens went on a crime spree earlier and stole a Nissan Pathfinder and tried to rob a bank before going to the gas station.