Philant Johnson, Rapper T.I., & Douglas Peterson

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Killer of T.I.'s Friend Sentenced to 66 Years

  /  12.23.2008

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The man who murdered Philant Johnson, T.I.’s best friend and assistant, has been sentenced to 66 years to life in prison.

Last month, a Cincinnati jury convicted Hosea Thomas, 34, of murder, felonious assault, and illegally having a gun after a felony conviction.

Thomas fatally shot 26-year-old Johnson during a gun battle on Ohio’s Interstate 75 in May 2006.

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