Posted: Wednesday – February 10, 2010
The case of the fatal shooting of T.I.’s assistant and best friend Philant Johnson has officially come to a close.
Prosecutors have sentenced the last man responsible for the shooting, 41-year-old Padron Thomas.
As previously reported Thomas pled guilty to manslaughter after receiving a lesser sentence for testifying against his brother.
He appeared in federal court Friday where has was sentenced to 10 years behind bars.
In 2006 T.I. and his entourage left a club in Cincinnati after getting into a fight inside. While trying to leave T.I. and his camp were chased down and their cars were sprayed with bullets at the hands of Thomas’ brother Hosea Thomas while Padron drove a getaway car . Three people were injured and Philant Johnson was killed.
Hosea Thomas received 66 years in jail and will not be eligible for parole until 2074 when he’s 100 years old.