Tony Johnson will spend at least 16 years in prison for first-degree burglary, armed robbery and first-degree kidnapping charges.
Prosecutors said Tony and his brother, Timothy Johnson, broke into a Raleigh home on Aug. 28 to looking for items that may have been stolen from Timothy Johnson's home. They said the men brought three guns, a knife and a bat to the residence where they tied up the four residents of the home with duct tape and put them in a bedroom.
The home invasion occurred a few days before the brothers were charged with shooting and killing two men at a football tailgating party.
Tony Johnson is scheduled to go on trial for the murders in October.
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