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Toledoan convicted of killing 2 gets life in prison without parole


Traquawn Gibson, 19, is sentenced to life imprisonment without parole by Judge Ruth Ann Franks in the Lucas County Courthouse. Gibson had been found guilty of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault and two other felonies stemming from the deaths of CJ Bell and Deontae Allen.

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A 19-year-old Toledo man convicted of shooting to death both his girlfriend and a man he tried to rob was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Ruth Ann Franks imposed the sentence on Traquawn Gibson after a jury on Thursday convicted him of aggravated murder in the Nov. 18 shooting death of CreJonnia “C.J.” Bell, 19, and murder, felonious assault, aggravated robbery, and participating in a criminal gang for an Oct. 18 incident in which Deontae Allen, 19, was robbed and shot to death and his friend, Limmie Reynolds III, now 21, also was shot but survived.

Prosecutors said Gibson shot Mr. Allen and Mr. Reynolds after attempting to rob them in the service of Gibson’s gang, the Moody Manor Boyz. He killed Ms. Bell a month later because she had broken up with him and he feared she would go to police with what she knew about his involvement in the Oct. 18 homicide.

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