Man Is Given Life Term Plus 135 Years for 2002 Killings.
Post, 19 Jun 2007 (Castaneda).
A man who killed four people during a bloody three-month crime rampage in Forestville nearly five years ago was sentenced yesterday to life in prison plus 135 years.
U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Lionel D. Gilliam, 23, who was convicted in February of four murders and drug conspiracy. Gilliam was also convicted of firearms violations and two carjackings, and Titus added the 135 years for those convictions.
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Gilliam was convicted of:
· Gunning down longtime friend Donald "Tweedy" Twitty behind a convenience store July 16, 2002. As the wounded Twitty tried to climb a fence and asked his friend why he was hurting him, Gilliam shot him in the face, according to government witnesses.
· Fatally shooting Terrence L. Adams during a Sept. 30, 2002, carjacking.
· Fatally shooting Donald Stafford, who had just purchased $10 worth of crack Oct. 5, 2002. According to the government's evidence, Gilliam stole $900 in cash from Stafford.
· Killing Juan J. Clark, who was shot 11 times Oct. 22, 2002, with an AK-47 assault rifle, according to government witnesses. One witness testified that Gilliam had accused Clark of talking to the police.