Rocky Houston sentenced to 9 years in prison

Rocky Houston sentenced to 9 years in prison

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Rocky Houston (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Rocky Houston (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Rocky Houston was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday on federal gun charges.

A jury found Houston guilty of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm in March.

Previous story: Rocky Houston found guilty on federal gun charges

Houston was arrested in January 2013 for owning out-of-state guns as a felon. His brother Leon was arrested on a federal gun charge as well.

Previous story: Houston brothers in court on federal charges

A federal court jury found Leon Houston not guilty in November 2013. He is currently serving five years in prison for threatening the life of his former attorney.

The two brothers were charged and tried, but never convicted of first degree murder of a deputy and former police officer in 2006.

Extended coverage: Houston Brothers Murder Trials

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