Ezra S. “Scooter” Childs, 23, of Philadelphia, was sentenced earlier this week for his role in the murder of Robens Borno early on Christmas morning of 2011.
According to a CBS Philly article, Montgomery County judge Joseph Smythe sentenced Childs to five-to-10 years in state prison and five years’ probation; he pleaded guilty last year to third-degree murder and carrying a firearm without a license.
The triggerman, Rayshon Carwheel, 25, shot Borno several times in the torso at a house in the 1400 block of Beech Avenue at about 1:55 a.m. as he was wrapping Christmas gifts, according to a Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office press release. Borno was taken to Einstein Hospital, where he later died.
Childs, who also had a gun, served as a lookout during the shooting.
According to court records, Carwheel is serving a 22-and-a-half to 50-year sentence for third-degree murder, reckless endangerment and carrying a firearm without a license.
According to the CBS story, district attorney Samantha Cauffman said of Childs’ sentence: “The Commonwealth was disappointed, but we do respect the judge’s decision.”