GRETNA, La. (AP) — A man convicted in the 2017 murders of a teenage girl and two other people in a New Orleans suburb has been formally sentenced to life in prison.

The Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office says in a news release that 33-year-old Corey Woods of Metairie was sentenced to three life sentences on Monday. He was convicted in November on three second-degree murder counts. He also received a 50-year sentence for a separate heroin distribution conviction.

The murder victims were 25-year-old Malcolm Wallace of Metairie; his girlfriend, 24-year-old Daneka Lott of Kenner; and Wallace's 16-year-old sister, Monica Bates of Metairie. Prosecutors said Woods was in a car with the victims when he opened fire. They said Wallace was the intended victim; the other two were shot because they were witnesses.