Demonta Gardner is escorted from the courtroom after his sentence is handed down

Demonta Gardner was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of burglary last week.

Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens sentenced the 19-year-old to serve a 20 year sentence with the Mississippi Department of Corrections last Friday.
Gardner was facing two charges for his role in the September 20, 2011, armed robbery of Karen Winter in her Sandpiper Apartments home. The jury found Gardner not guilty on the armed robbery charge and guilty on the burglary of an occupied dwelling.
In addition to the September 2011 robbery, Gardner has also been arrested and charged with three other robberies since April 2011.
As Gardner was being led from the courthouse, dressed in an orange jumpsuit and wearing handcuffs, he said “Twenty years for nothin’!” He will begin serving his sentence immediately.