Demarlon C. Thomas, an inmate that was serving a 19-year prison sentence for selling cocaine and had his sentenced commuted by Obama last year, was executed in a federal halfway house by two unknown assailants carrying assault rifles. Police officials reported that one of the perpetrators executed the man, while the other held about two dozen people at gunpoint.
US authorities reported that Demarlon C. Thomas, one of the individuals whose sentenced was commuted by Obama last year, was found dead in a federal halfway house called Bannum Place.
As explained, the events that led to the death of the man who was supposed to go free on the 22nd of March, started on 23rd of January around midnight. According to police reports, two individuals wearing masks and carrying assault rifles barged into the federal halfway house, as if they were searching for something.
One of them started rounding up hostages and placing them against the wall, while the other began to go from room to room, searching for someone. At one point, a shot was heard, and minutes later, the two masked individuals fled the scene.
When the authorities arrived, they found Thomas lying in a pool of blood. He was pronounced dead at the scene. None of the residents held at gunpoint were hurt during the event. At the moment, the authorities are trying to track down the suspects and determine the reason why Thomas was executed in prison.
While they cannot say for certain why the man whose prison sentence was commuted by Obama was executed on the night of the 23rd, the authorities have reasons to believe that it has something to do with the man’s unsavory past.
Court documents reveal that Demarlon C. Thomas was arrested, charged, and imprisoned for selling cocaine in 1988. At that time, the magistrates ordered a 19-year prison sentence for Thomas. In addition, it would seem that Thomas’s arrest and incarceration were associated with a county-wide police operation called Operation Sunset.
The mandate of the operation was to dismantle a drug ring from Saginaw country, ran by the infamous Sunny Side Gang. According to the same court documents, Thomas, the man who was on Obama’s sentence commuting list, was part of this Sunny Side Gang, and his testimony led to the dismantling of the drug ring. The recent assassination might be the gang’s final act of revenge.
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