Guilty plea in Memphis revenge killing

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Darius Love

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man has entered a guilty plea in a 2014 retaliation killing.

Quinten Fifer, 22, was shot 14 times at close range in February 2014 in the parking lot of the Deluxe Inn on Lamar.

Darius Love, 26, pled guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole for second-degree murder.

In June of 2015, it took jurors less than 20 minutes to find Javonte Thomas guilty of first-degree murder in the same case.

Investigators say two months before the shooting; Fifer shot and wounded Thomas’s brother who was a fellow gang member with Love.

Love was automatically sentenced to life in prison.

Fifer’s 2-year-old child, his girlfriend, and his brother were also in the car when Thomas opened fire.

No one else was hurt.