The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:09 am

Killer of 3 sentenced to 200 years

The Fort Wayne man who killed three people and injured two others in shootings on Thanksgiving was sentenced this morning to 200 years in prison. 

Kameron Joyner, 23, listened quietly as family members of the victims spoke at a sentencing hearing in Allen Superior Court. 

One woman said her family was destroyed by Joyner's actions. Another said Joyner took away a friend forever. 

He pleaded guilty in August to three counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. A felony criminal recklessness charge was dismissed. 

Joyner killed Colton Messmer, 20, Joevonn M. Johnson, 23, and Tracey A. Andrews, 21, in a home on Downingtown Drive. Teryle King was shot in the back and Kyle Wagner was shot in the face. 

Investigators have said Joyner went to the home to kill a man over a drug debt. 

Gerald Pinkston also is charged with three counts of murder and criminal recklessness, and his trial is scheduled Dec. 3. 

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