2 sentenced in killing of Maimi mail carrier

Published On: Jan 26 2013 04:40:32 PM EST
MIAMI -

Two men convicted in the 2010 slaying of a Miami mail carrier have been sentenced to federal prison.

The U.S. Attorney's Office reports that Pikerson Mentor was sentenced to life in prison Friday, while Saubnet Politesse was sentenced to 21 years. Mentor was convicted by a jury in September of 14 counts, including homicide, carjacking, robbery, possession of a firearm and aggravated identity theft. Politesse pleaded guilty to murder and theft charges a month earlier.

Prosecutors say Mentor and Politesse robbed and killed 60-year-old mail carrier Bruce Parton at an apartment complex in December 2010.

Investigators say the pair targeted Parton so they could get a special master key that can open mailboxes in a wide geographic area. Their goal was allegedly to steal people's identities by intercepting mail that contains sensitive personal information.