Monday, September 22, 2008
70 year Sentence for Jamaican in Connecticut
Anthony Thompson, 27, was sentenced before Judge Elliot Solomon in a Superior Court in Hartford on Friday. This according to the courant newspaper in Hartford.
A jury found him guilty in June of murder and two counts of first-degree assault, a decision Thompson is planning to appeal.
He and his brother, Earl Thompson, are also charged in the slaying of a 21-year-old woman who witnessed the 2005 shooting and was to testify. (Earl has not been sentenced yet)
In the early morning hours of Feb. 14, 2005, Anthony Thompson fatally shot O'Neil Robinson, 34, at the Cleveland Cafe at 3019 Main St. Police said at the time that Thompson and Robinson had argued and threw punches at each other inside the bar. Thompson went to a car, retrieved a handgun, returned to the club and started shooting, witnesses said.
In June of 2007, Asher Glace, a 21-year-old nurse's aide, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds in a car in her mother's driveway on Cornwall Street in Hartford. Glace had told authorities she saw Anthony Thompson gun down three people at the Cleveland Cafe.
So he also shot the witness. I think this judge wanted to set and example with this gentleman. 70years ? You might as well just gave the man life in prison. It is the same thing.