- Associated Press - Friday, March 1, 2019

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A Davenport man has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal shooting last year of another Davenport man.

The Quad-City Times reports that a judge sentenced 37-year-old Deondra Thomas on Friday to life without parole in the fatal shooting of 46-year-old Jason Roberts. A jury found Thomas guilty of first-degree murder and a weapons charge last month.

Davenport officers sent to check a report of gunshots early on June 9 found Roberts outside MVP Sports Bar suffering from three bullet wounds. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Prosecutors say Thomas had interjected himself into a disagreement among friends and shot Roberts, who was trying to diffuse the argument. Thomas’ attorney had questioned the credibility of several of the witnesses.


Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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