KENDLETON (Covering Fort Bend News) – A 22-year-old Kendleton man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison after being found guilty of murder. Jonathan Bradshaw shot and killed a 22-year-old during a neighborhood confrontation that involved Bradshaw’s twin brother.
According to Fort Bend County Assistant District Attorney Courtney Rosen, on January 20, 2018, Bradshaw’s twin brother, Johnny Bradshaw, was speeding up and down a residential neighborhood street in Kendleton.
The victim, Ladarian Trevon Welch, told Johnny to slow down multiple times. Johnny then drove down the street to pick up his twin brother. Welch was standing outside of his home in front of the curb when Johnny parked in the middle of the street and Jonathan got out of the passenger seat. The defendant confronted Welch about telling his brother what to do. Jonathan then pulled a gun on Welch and fired four times. Welch was shot once in the leg and once in the chest, which resulted in his death. The defendant ran away on foot after the shooting.
“Jonathan Bradshaw’s inhumane and senseless killing of 22-year-old Ladarian Welch robbed a young man of his future and a mother of her only son,” said Rosen. “We appreciate the jury’s attention and swift justice