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Ashton Thompson pleaded guilty to manslaughter

25-year-old Ashton Thompson pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the killing of Dennis Williams. Justice Marilyn Williams will hand down her sentence on April 23.

25-year-old Ashton Thompson pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the killing of Dennis Williams. Justice Marilyn Williams will hand down her sentence on April 23.  Thompson was only eighteen years old when he was arrested and charged along with Stephan Jenkins for the murder of Williams on November 4, 2012. In December 2019, Thompson pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter and today the mitigation plea was heard on his behalf. Thompson’s attorney was Oscar Selgado who called three-character witnesses to speak on his behalf. Since incarcerated, Thompson has been active in the BRC Rehabilitation Program. He became a facilitator of the program teaching gang awareness. On October 21, 2019 Jenkins had pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter and was sentenced to 17 years imprisonment. Thompson and Jenkins murdered 54-year-old Dennis Williams at his workplace, Three Stars Quality Chicken located on Vernon Street.