Archive for Friday, December 11, 2009

Man sentenced for parking dispute killing

December 11, 2009


— A Wichita man who admitted killing a woman in what police called a dispute over parking has been sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison.

Twenty-eight-year-old Albert Thomas smiled and waved to his family after hearing the sentence Thursday in Sedgwick County District Court.

Thomas pleaded guilty in October to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Deshonda Walker. The sentence was the maximum allowed under the plea deal.

Walker was shot to death in July 2008 while sitting in a car outside her grandmother’s house.

Wichita police said the shooting followed an argument over parking.

But the victim’s family says Thomas was angry because Walker had rejected his affections.

The victim’s mother, Teresa Walker, says Thomas should have been given a life sentence.


GetAlongGang 8 years, 5 months ago

Consumer I think you are misunderstanding the quote. I would see your point if it said "the killer's family says Thomas was angry because Walker had rejected his affections." But it is the victim's family trying to provide the real reason their loved one was killed. They are saying it was not a simple parking dispute but a matter of the killer being angry because he was rejected.

jackie 8 years, 5 months ago

13 years? Thats the debt he has to pay for murdering someone over a parking space? Outrageous. And, a judge is NEVER bound by a plea agreement made by the prosecution.

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