James Denver Case was officially sentenced to life in prison Friday for the shooting death of John Edward Travierso Sr. during a 2011 home invasion robbery. Judge Robert Burch also sentenced the 26-year-old Case to three years for attempted aggravated burglary and eight years for attempted aggravated robbery. In June, a jury convicted Case of felony murder for his role in the attempted theft of drugs from the Travierso home on Robin Hood Drive on Oct. 22, 2011. Prosecutors said Case and his half-brother, 30-year-old William Dallas Forrester, intended to steal marijuana but when the 49-year-old Travierso resisted, Forrester shot him in the abdomen and he later died. Case twice rejected a plea bargain offer for 15 years to plead to second-degree murder and a jury convicted him of felony murder, which carries an automatic minimum sentence of life in prison. At Friday’s sentencing hearing, Burch said there were no enhancing or mitigating circumstances cited in a pre-sentencing report or argued by the lawyers, leaving him no option but to hand down the minimum sentences and make them all concurrent. Defense attorney Michael Flannagan said he would be filing a motion for a new trial and Burch scheduled a hearing for Feb. 28. While Case rejected the plea bargain offers and now will serve a minimum of 51 years in prison, Forrester, the actual gunman who shot Travierso, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in February for a 20-year sentence and 26-year-old Angela Marie Warner pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit second-degree murder for driving Case and Forrester to the Travierso home that night and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Case has been imprisoned at the Morgan County Correctional Complex in Wartburg since his conviction.