A judge sentenced Francisco Ancona to life plus 18 years for murdering a 62-year-old East Nashville man in a 2008 home invasion.
At the same court appearance, he was also arraigned for allegedly stabbing his accomplice in the crime.
Ancona, 29, and Steven Johnson, 33, were both convicted of murdering John Young and assaulting his brother, George Young, in November of 2008, after they broke into John Young’s home on Wesley Avenue.
In June, a jury convicted Ancona of first-degree murder, aggravated burglary and attempted especially aggravated robbery. He is set to appear in court again on Aug. 19 on attempted first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Johnson while the two were in jail on the murder charges.
A jury found Johnson guilty of first-degree murder, especially aggravated burglary and aggravated assault. He has a sentencing hearing set for Thursday.