PHILADELPHIA (AP) - August 25, 2008
Thomas Gibison was sentenced to 12½ to 25 years in prison Monday
for conspiracy and weapons charges connected to the 1989 shooting
of Aaron Wood. A friend of Gibison testified they drove to North
Philadelphia to find a black man to kill to earn a white
Gibison had been charged with murder, but was acquitted on that
charge in June.
The charges were filed after a former girlfriend tipped off
federal agents. Police reviewed dozens of unsolved murders from
early 1989 before settling on Wood as the victim.
Gibison was serving a 10-year sentence on weapons offenses when
he was charged.
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