Tracen Franklin received a sentence of life without parole today, by Douglas County Judge William "Beau" McClain.
Tracen Franklin, 20, was given a sentence of life without parole by Douglas County Judge William "Beau" McClain today, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Franklin will spend the rest of his life in jail for the 2010 murder of Bobby Tillman after a high school party. Franklin was found guilty last week of murdering Tillman, 18, but Cbsatlanta reported the jury was in a 10-2 deadlock, leaving today's punishment decision up to the judge. McClain, by law, was not able to sentence Franklin to death, reports the AJC, in Georgia, only a jury can do that. Franklin received the most severe punishment of the four men convicted in the death of Tillman. Related Douglasville Patch stories: