- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 37-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a Somalian cab driver in Tacoma in 2009.

Pierce County prosecutors say Jaycee Fuller was upset at immigrants for taking American jobs so he hired 22-year-old Mohamud Ahmed for a ride in March of 2009, cut his throat and robbed him.

A jury convicted Fuller, a former cab driver, of first-degree murder during a retrial last month.

A different jury convicted Fuller of Ahmed’s death in 2010 and he was sentenced to 28 years in prison. The Washington State Court of Appeals ruled that Fuller did not get a fair trial, overturned the conviction in 2012 and ordered him to be retried.

Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper sentenced Fuller on Friday.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide