COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
A Columbia man received a 25-year prison sentence for a shooting death last year.
Judge Jodie Asel sentenced Damontrion Doxley to 20 years for second-degree murder and 25 years for armed criminal action on Friday after Doxley pleaded guilty to both crimes. Doxley originally faced a first-degree murder charge.
Boone County's assistant prosecuting attorney said the reduced charge was appropriate because Doxley took responsibility for his role in the murder.
"Although no number of years will ever be enough to make up for the fact that Mr. Doxley took a life, we agreed to significant sentences of 20 and 25-years," assistant prosecuting attorney Jessica Caldera said. "I believe those sentences will both hold Mr. Doxley accountable and deter others from wantonly agreeing to participate in shootings and murders."
You can read the victim impact statement, written by the victim's mother, Robbin Ricketts, here.
Both sentences will run at the same time.
Doxley admitted to shooting and killing 27-year-old Javonte Roy in April 3, 2018 on Pinehurst Lane, just outside the Columbia city limits. Deputies and police arrested Doxley in the city the same day.