Darryl Bynes sentenced for killing Omarian Banks

Darryl Bynes, left, and Omarian Banks. (Bynes screenshot from ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV Banks photo from his GoFundMe site)

A Georgia man convicted of killing a 19-year-old who accidentally knocked on the wrong door, thinking it was his girlfriend’s apartment, will spend the rest of his life behind bars, prosecutors said.

Darryl Bynes, 36, was sentenced to life plus 15 years on Tuesday in the March 29, 2019, killing of Omarian Banks, officials said. The sentencing comes after Bynes was convicted last week of all counts — murder, felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal damage to property in the first degree, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis.

The shooting happened when Banks had gotten dropped off after a Lyft ride and knocked on Bynes’ door at about 12:30 a.m. that morning.

Banks’ girlfriend told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he called her and told her to open the door.

“But when I opened the door, I didn’t see him,” she told the paper. “Then I hear one gunshot, and after that, I hear him yell, ‘I’m sorry, bro. I’m at the wrong house.””

Darryl Bynes sentenced for killing Omarian Banks

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