- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 17, 2012

A D.C. man acquitted of killing a teenager during a dispute over a hamburger has been sentenced to seven years in prison for threatening a witness who testified against him during the murder trial.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Herbert B. Dixon, Jr sentenced Terrence J. Jones, 22, on Friday, prosecutors said. Jones was convicted of an obstruction of justice charge that prosecutors said stemmed from his actions after he was acquitted of the 2008 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Tanganika Stanton.

Prosecutors charged Jones with Stanton’s shooting, saying he fired shots at her Northeast apartment after both she and her mother refused to cook him a hamburger. A jury acquitted him of all charges associated with the case in 2010.

Shortly after Jones was released from jail, prosecutors said he “embarked on a campaign to threaten and harass” two witnesses, a woman and her child, who testified against him during the murder trial. In addition to sending threatening online messages to the woman, prosecutors said Jones made a gesture threatening to shoot her on one occasion and nearly ran her over with his car on another.

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