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

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.