It’s a life sentence in the racially motivated killing of a Kansas City man. Federal jurors have opted to sentence 22-year-old Steven Sandstrom to life in federal prison with no chance for release.

That’s the same sentence handed to 21-year-old Gary Eye. Eye was the triggerman as both men murdered William McCay in March of 2005. McCay was shot and killed as he walked to work.

Witnesses described Eye as the shooter, while Sandstrom was the driver of the car the two used in the killing. Eye and Sandstrom are white while McCay is black. Both suspects were convicted under civil rights laws and could have received the death penalty.