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ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man was sentenced Monday in a 2018 double homicide stemming from an alleged robbery and drug deal.

A jury in September found Corliss F. Mack Jr., 38, of the 2800 block of Howard Street, guilty of two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action, while finding him not guilty of robbery and kidnapping. The jury acquitted a co-defendant of all counts.

Judge Michael Noble sentenced Mack to 20 years in prison.

Mack and the co-defendant stood trial in September in the May 2018 deaths of Ira Johnson and Sylvester Caston in the city’s Penrose neighborhood.

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Corliss Mack

Corliss Mack of the 2800 block of Howard Street, was found guilty by a jury of two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action. The jury found him not guilty of robbery and kidnapping.

Johnson, 55, and Caston, 61, were found shot to death May 19 in the 4400 block of Sexauer Avenue. Authorities said Mack fatally shot the men during a holdup of a heroin dealer.

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