OMAHA (KPTM) - A Douglas County judge sentenced Larry Fountain to a jail term of 4-6 Years for his role in the murder of a pizza delivery driver in 2010. He was convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.
Prosecutors said Fountain and three others lured Christopher Taylor into an apartment complex in Northwest Omaha. The four plotted to rob him. Bryton Gibbs who was only 16 years old at the time is serving a 100 year prison sentence for stabbing and killing Taylor.
Prosecutors said Fountain's phone was used to get Taylor in the apartment, but that no one used the phone to call for help after Taylor had been stabbed.
Fountain made a plea deal in exchange for testimony he gave at Gibbs' trial. Prosecutors said Fountain acted as a lookout the night Taylor was murdered.
The sentence brings some sense of closure to Taylor's father. "It popped in my mind earlier this week that it's finally going to end, it's finally going to end, now my son can come back and then it hit me that no, my son's not coming back," Dan Taylor said.
"This is a lose/lose situation. Nobody's winning, none of these families are winning. Everybody got hurt and is going to continue to get hurt for years from now."
Fountain's lawyer is concerned for his safety since he testified against others in the case.
"It's kind of a bittersweet ending and that's something that's never going to change. But at least we can close this chapter here because everybody who was involved is now in jail," Taylor said.
The judge told Fountain, not helping Taylor would be something he would live with for the rest of his life. Fountain could be eligible for parole in two years. The other three convicted in the case are serving terms from 10 years to life in prison.