NEW BOSTON, Texas – In a significant legal verdict handed down by a Bowie County jury on Friday, an 18-year-old, Kevonte Collins, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Collins was found guilty of capital murder in connection with a December 2021 shooting incident that resulted in the tragic deaths of two individuals at the Oaks at Rosehill apartments.
The victims, Deangelo Handy and Rickalon Young, both 18 years old, lost their lives in the fatal shooting, and a 17-year-old was also seriously injured after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds during the incident.
It is worth noting that at the time of the crime, Collins was just 16 years old. However, he was certified to stand trial as an adult due to the severity of the charges against him. In addition to the life sentence for capital murder, Collins was also handed a 20-year sentence for a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.