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24 Year Prison Sentence Handed Down in Manslaughter Case

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District Attorney Jan Scully announced that the Honorable Ben Davidian sentenced Deandree Johnson to 24 years in state prison after he pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, assault, theft and robbery of an inhabited dwelling.
 
The charges stem from a trio of robberies Johnson committed in an apartment complex on Howe Avenue over the Halloween weekend in 2011.
 
On October 29, 2011, the then 16-year-old Johnson punched Christopher Salomonson one time, causing him to fall and hit his head. Mr. Salomonson died as a result of his injuries. Johnson also assaulted Brian Richards, a friend of Mr. Salomonson. Johnson committed a theft 90 minutes prior to his attack on Mr. Salomonson and committed a home invasion robbery the next night.