Cedric Anderson, 19, and Lonzell Hunter, 20, face 8 to 12 years in prison when they are sentenced Aug.18 by Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan. Their bonds were revoked after the jury’s verdicts.
Investigators said the after-school incident occurred as the student was walking in front of Whitehaven Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2014, to attend a Teen Achievers event.
Hunter approached the victim, lifted his shirt to display a black handgun and said “That cell phone is mine.” The victim surrendered his cell phone to Hunter.
Anderson then told the victim, “What’s up with the headphones?” – forcing the student to surrender his headphones and his cell phone passcode as well.
Hunter had attended Whitehaven High School, but had dropped out. Anderson also was no longer in school. Both remain in custody pending sentencing.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Charles “Bo” Summers.