FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - An Atlanta teenager exonerated in two high profile carjacking is sentenced to prison time for other crimes.
Fulton County Judge Doris Downs sentenced Carlos Twine to 5 years for two outstanding cases he was out on bond for when the Buckhead carjacking occurred back in June.
In a stunning verdict Friday, a predominately female jury acquitted Twine of both Buckhead carjacking after an hour of deliberations.
The teen found himself back before Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris Downs Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to a police chase involving a Georgia State Patrol Trooper that led to flee and alluding charges, DUI, obstruction and other charges from May of 2016. Twine was also sentenced on 4 theft by receiving charges when he was pulled over in a U-Haul truck that had two stolen guns, stolen checkbooks and a stolen cellphone inside back in December of 2015.
The 19-year-old will serve 18- months in prison and the balance on probation.
His mother, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandmother all address the judge and asked for mercy. They told the court Twine was a good kid, who graduated from high school early and was college bound when he started hanging with the wrong crowd.
"I am coming before you asking for a second chance for him to start over. He is a great kid," a teary eyed Lakita Jones begged. Jones is the defendant's mother.
Twine was sentenced under first offender status which means his record will be wiped clean if he successfully completes the 5 year sentence. The judge made it clear that if Twine has any more problems with the law, he will likely be sentenced to 52 years in prison if he reneges on the sentence agreement.