ANTIOCH, Tenn. (BNC) — Two years after killing one and injuring several others during a meeting of the Burnette Chapel congregation, Emmanuel Samson received a life sentence in prison, without parole, plus sentences for multiple charges of attempted murder.
Judge Cheryl Blackburn handed down the sentence Sept. 3. The killing occurred Sept. 24, 2017.
The shooting was stopped by a brother in the meeting, Robert Engle, who tackled Samson and then pulled his gun on him until police arrived.
Samson was identified as a former member of the congregation, who worked as a security guard.
A jury found Samson guilty on all charges in May.
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