Bullard man gets life in prison for murder during robbery

Brentavian Henderson (Source: Smith County Judicial Records)
Brentavian Henderson (Source: Smith County Judicial Records)
Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 9:21 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2021 at 10:12 AM CDT
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Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the sentences would run concurrently.

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A Bullard man will start a life sentence in prison after pleading guilty in the death of a 77-year-old man.

Brentavian Keshawn Henderson, 25, pleaded guilty to charges of murder and aggravated robbery Monday in Judge Kerry Russell’s court. Henderson accepted a 40-year sentence on the second charge, which will run after the life sentence.

Henderson was arrested in Feb. 2019 after Roy Bowins was found dead in a shed on his property. Henderson had killed Bowins while stealing a car and two televisions from his home.

Henderson was indicted on a capital murder charge. Russell accepted the agreement for Henderson to plead to the lesser charge.

Because the charges are stacked, it will be at least 50 years before Henderson is eligible for parole.

Previous report: Suspect in robbery, murder of Bullard man indicted

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