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Former cop who chased down, killed teen burglar gets 10 years in prison
Farmers Branch, Texas

Former Farmers Branch police officer Ken Johnson, left, talks with his attorney, Tim Menchu, while the jury deliberates his sentence on Tuesday. (David Woo/Staff Photographer)

A former Farmers Branch police officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for chasing and killing a teenager he caught breaking into his SUV. 

Ken Johnson, 37, was convicted of murder and aggravated assault in December for the off-duty shooting in March 2016 when he killed one teenager and seriously wounded another. 

Johnson also received 10 years' probation for the aggravated assault, after the jury ultimately agreed that his actions were a crime of passion.

He could be paroled in five years but would still face five years' probation after that.