St. Charles Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Murder Case
Tory Brooks was one of four men who attempted to rob Brandon Joyce during a drug deal gone bad.
The man who was the passenger in a getaway car during an attempted robbery and murder on a St. Charles parking lot on Christmas Eve 2010 was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Tory Brooks, 22, of the 900 block of North Sixth Street, pleaded no contest to charges of second-degree murder, attempted robbery and two counts of armed criminal action, the report said, for his part in the the death of Brandon Joyce, a 26-year-old St. Charles-native.
Brooks was one of four men who tried to rob Joyce during a drug deal early on the morning of Dec. 24, 2012.
According to court documents, investigators say the fourth suspect shot Joyce in the head, then all the men fled. Joyce died at 3:50 a.m. Dec. 28 at SSM St. Joseph Health Center.
Brooks' twin brother, Cory Brooks, pleaded guilty of second-degree murder this year, the Post-Dispatch reported, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Two of the Brookses' cousins, including the alleged gunman, await trial.