The trials for the four people accused of killing James Sanders in a home invasion robbery has finally come to an end. The last suspect, Clabon Berniard, was sentenced this week to 124 years in prison.
Mr. Sanders was killed during a home invasion after posting an ad on craigslist selling a diamond ring.
Berniard’s big defense was that he wasn’t there at the time of the murder which I believe is called the ‘not me defense’.
In total all four suspects received a total combined sentence of 417 years.
While the court proceedings may be over for the killers it will never be over for the family of the late James Sanders.
This past Monday Clabon Berniard was found guilty in the craigslist home invasion murder of James Sanders. If you’ll recall Berniard and 3 of his cohorts shot and killed Mr. Sanders after the victim posted a diamond ring for sale on craigslist in Kirkland, Washington.
Berniard is scheduled to be sentenced on September 9th. His three cohorts all received life sentences or more so I expect Berniard to receive a similar sentence.
Unfortunately none of this will bring Mr. Sanders back to his family but at least justice is being somewhat served.
All four suspects in the case, Knight, along with Clabon T. Berniard, who surrendered to police, Kiyoshi Higashi and Joshua Reese have all entered pleas of not guilty. They are all being held on bonds of $2M each.