ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An Abilene man accused of being part of a group that killed a man during a robbery on New Year’s Eve has been found guilty and sentenced to serve 45 years in prison for the crime.

Creshawn Howard was found guilty of Murder Thursday and received is 45-year sentence from the jury who heard his trial. He’s one of five suspects accused of being involved in the shooting death of David Devora on December 31, 2019.

Howard was also sentenced to serve 5 years in prison for an unrelated Motion to Revoke Probation charge. This sentence will begin when his Murder sentence is compeleted.

Friday, suspect Michael Wright-Collazo pleaded guilty to Robbery in connection to Devora’s death and the week prior, suspect Rodaesia Hines pleaded guilty to Murder.

Wright-Collazo received a 15-year sentence and Hines will be sentenced at a later date.

Two other suspects, Tyree Neal, charged with Murder and Aggravated Robbery, and the alleged mastermind behind the crime, Isaiah Xavier Arredondo, charged with Murder, have yet to see their day in court.

Court documents reveal Arredondo is the suspect who, “knew David Devora and had set up the robbery.”

He allegedly told the four other suspects that Devora had items of value and gave them information that allowed them to execute the crime.

The documents also state, “a witness overheard Arredondo bragging about his involvement in the robbery after Devora was killed.”

All four other suspects accused of being present during the crime were indicted in March for Aggravated Robbery and Murder.

However, Howard is the suspect accused of firing the fatal shot while he, Wright-Collazo, and Neal went to Devora’s house to rob him for money to bail a friend out of jail.

Hines was also present and is accused of being the getaway driver.

Click here to read more about the alleged events the night Devora was killed.