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Abilene man, 25, sentenced to 55 years for girlfriend's 2014 murder

ABILENE, Texas - A 25-year-old Abilene man was sentenced Wednesday to 55 years in prison for the 2014 murder of his girlfriend.

As part of a plea agreement, Chevayae Magic Johnson was also sentenced to 20 years in prison for injury to a child. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Johnson had been accused of killing 22-year-old Makayla "Kayla" Bunting at the Windsor Place Apartments complex during June 2014.

He also had been accused of injuring her child.

When Johnson was arrested, police said he shot Bunting in the head while she clutched her 2-week-old son. Her 4-year-old daughter was nearby.

The infant sustained a hand injury.

Johnson then shot himself.


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