St. Louis man gets 140-year sentence in gang-related killing


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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A 21-year-old St. Louis man has been sentenced to 140 years in prison for a gang-related killing.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a judge on Friday sentenced Tavon Gray to 40 years in prison for first-degree murder and a consecutive 100-year term for armed criminal action.

Gray was found guilty in September in the 2016 shooting death of 18-year-old John Kimble. Kimble was shot 20 times, including six times in the head, in St. Louis’ Columbus Square neighborhood.

A second man, 28-year-old Travon Weatherspoon of Florissant, also is charged with first-degree murder in the same killing, and is awaiting trial.

Gray was 17 at the time of the killing. Court records say he and Kimble were involved in drug trafficking and a gang called “Ammo Money Respect.”

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