St. Louis man gets life term in killing of bystander woman

2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Wednesday, May 18 2016 May 18, 2016 Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:32:17 PM CDT May 18, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison for his role in the 2014 shooting death of a bystander who was walking with her grandchildren.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Circuit Judge David C. Mason sentenced 22-year-old Tommy Dora on Wednesday.

Dora was convicted last month of first-degree murder.

Authorities say 46-year-old Juliette Cleveland-Davis was walking with her three grandchildren — then ages 7, 5 and 4 — when she was caught in crossfire between Dora and another man, Errick Owens. The children were unharmed.

Owens had already pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

A son and daughter of Cleveland-Davis addressed the judge Wednesday, saying they forgive Dora.

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