According to WSBTV, U.S. District Judge Julie Carnes sentenced Smith first, giving him 10 years to serve with three years probation. The sentence for Junnier was six years in prison plus three years supervised release. Tessler was ordered to serve five years in prison plus three years supervised release. All of the sentences are minus time already served. All three must share the funeral costs that were paid for Johnston.
The scumbag cops who pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge in connection with the death of Kathryn Johnston, 92, during a botched drug raid. At the sentencing table at 10 a.m. this morning will be Jason R. Smith, Gregg Junnier and Arthur Tesler. They will be sentenced on a conspiracy charge of violating Ms. Johnston’s civil rights which resulted in her death. She was killed by a barrage of gunfire during the 2006 raid.
According to media reports, the U.S. attorney’s office has recommended that Smith serve about 12 and half years in federal prison and that Junnier and Tesler serve about 10 years. Prosecutors recommend that Smith and Junnier receive reduced sentences because of their cooperation with authorities. I hope the judge throws the book at these men. It is also my hope that they put them in general population where they can savor the prison experience in its entirety.