Former Farmers Branch police officer Ken Johnson, left, talks with his
attorney, Tim Menchu, while the jury deliberates his sentence on Tuesday.
(David Woo/Staff Photographer)
A former Farmers Branch police
officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for chasing and
killing a teenager he caught breaking into his SUV.
Johnson, 37, was convicted of murder and aggravated assault in December for
the off-duty shooting in March 2016 when he killed one teenager and
seriously wounded another.
also received 10 years' probation for the aggravated assault, after the
jury ultimately agreed that his actions were a crime of passion.
He could be
paroled in five years but would still face five years' probation after