Posted: Thursday, July 10th 2014 at 5:48pm
Gainesville man sentenced to life in prison, no parole for shooting death
By Alyson Shields Staff
GAINESVILLE - A Gainesville man was sentenced today to life in prison with no parole in connection to the shooting death of Adrian Thompson in 2013.
Joseph Scott Williams was found guilty of malice murder, among other things, earlier this year.
"The defendant received a sentence of life without parole for the malice murder count and an additional five years on probation for the possession of a fire arm during the commission of a crime," said District Attorney Lee Darragh.
In June of 2013, Williams shot Thompson outside of Peppers Market on E.E. Butler Parkway in Gainesville. Thompson later died from his injuries.
In June of this year, Williams was found guilty on all counts except two cruelty to children in the third degree charges and one terroristic threats and acts charge. A previous story is linked below.
Link: Gainesville man found guilty in 2013 shooting death
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