Man Faces Life in Prison for Murder

A local man faces life in prison after a jury convicted him of second degree murder Wednesday night.

Jurors came back with the guilty verdict against Jason Johnson, 28. Johnson shot and killed Mikel Middleton, 16, and badly wounded Dquon Doby, 21, in Springfield on January 15th. Johnson and codefendant Kendal Martin, 25, arranged a drug deal with Middleton and Doby at the intersection of Bob Little Road and 4th street, but Martin testified Johnson planned to rob Middleton because of an earlier dispute between the two. Middleton died at the scene.

Judge James Fensom could give them life in prison when he’s sentence November 18th.

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  • by Drunk Tom Location: somewhere on Oct 27, 2011 at 01:48 PM
    You'll be looking at prisoners for quite a while. Lot of noise all the time.People laughing, cursing, praying,singing, crying, hollering, screaming, no privacy for years and years. Being couped up in a small place for so long, someone always telling you what to do. Sleeping in fear, cause murders go on in prison and you are left with No weapon to defend your self with.If you ever get out sometimes you can't get used to the space, and you'll mess up on purpose just to come back because out side is not home anymore.
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