Doe B's Killer, Sentenced To 85 Years In Prison
He pleaded guilty to murder in December.
Montgomery, AL – Darius Thomas, one of the men responsible for the death of Grand Hustle artist Doe B, was sentenced to 85 years in prison on Wednesday (January 10), according to the Montgomery Advertiser. In December, the 29-years of age, pleaded guilty to the murders of Doe B, Kimberle Johnson and Timnarius Hamilton.
Thomas was one of three men arrested in connection with the December 2013 shooting at the Centennial Hill Bar and Grill in Montgomery, Alabama, that killed Doe B. Jason McWilliams and Taboris Mock, who also were arrested for their involvement in the shooting, has not gone to trial, however, and are out on bail.
At his trial, Thomas apologized to the mothers of their victims. The three accepted the apology, but asked the judge to give Thomas the maximum sentence of imprisonment.
"It was a great weight on my shoulders and me being able to forgive," Doe B's mother said.
Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey said that if Thomas had not taken the plea agreement, it was likely going to be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Even with the guilty plea, Bailey does not anticipate Doe B's killer will never be placed on probation.
"I didn't expect it to come out," he said. "Not with three murders. I hope that he is going to die in prison."
Doe B was signed by T. I. in 2012 after becoming a star of the region. T. I. thought highly of the late rapper, compare him favorably with those of Biggie Smalls.
"Lil' bruh was definitely on the verge of being one of the most cold — it was the coldest in its class," T. I. told the Daily Struggle to host Nadeska Alexis when she was working at MTV in the year 2014. "There will never be another Doe B. was the Southern Biggie. I think that's the closet the South has gotten to the Notorious B. I. G."
Doe B's posthumous project Definition Of A Trapper 3 peaked at #78 on the Billboard 200 in 2014.