100-year sentence for man convicted in Craigslist shooting:
After being convicted earlier this month in the home invasion murder of James Sanders, 20-year-old Joshua Reese was sentenced to 100 years in prison.
Previously I thought that Reese was only looking at 71 years but this is even better.
James Sanders widow, Charlene Sanders, puts it best…
“I’m in my jail every day when I don’t have my husband and my boys don’t have their father,” she said. “So I think justice was served.”
Reese is not the only suspect to get a century in jail. The gunman who murdered James Sanders, Kiyoshi Higashi, was sentenced to 124 years.
The last suspect, Clabon Berniard, is expected to go on trial sometime later this year.
Third guilty verdict in Craigslist killing case:
20-year-old Joshua Reese was found guilty today in the home invasion murder of James Sanders in Edgewood, Washington. Reese was part of the 4 man team that stormed the house of Mr. Sanders after he posted a diamond ring for sale on craigslist.
Previously Kiyoshi Higashi, the gunman who shot Mr. Sanders, was convicted and sentenced to over 100 years. Amanda Knight was convicted and sentenced to 71 years.
Reese is also looking at 71 years and is scheduled to be sentenced on June 28th.
Craigslist Killing Suspect Seen Sobbing In Jail Cell:
Awwwww, isn’t this a shame. Amanda Knight, one of the suspects in the craigslist home invasion murder of James Sanders, was crying when she surrendered to police. Don’t you feel sorry for her?
I’m sure no one was crying at James Sanders’ house the night he was killed. Suck it up bitch. You knew what you were getting into now a man is dead because of your greed.
And what the hell were you going to use the money for anyway. Nothing that is worth a man’s life I’m sure.
Wash. Craigslist killing suspects plead not guilty:
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.
Police also believe that Higashi was the actual triggerman in James Sanders murder.
4th Suspect Identified, Charged In Craigslist Murder:
A 4th suspect has been named in the craigslist home invasion murder of James Sanders.
Police say that 23-year-old Clabon Berniard is wanted on first degree murder charges and a nationwide warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Already in custody are Joshua Nathan Reese, 20, Kiyoshi Alan Higashi, 22, and Amanda Knight, 21.
Knight has had her bond set at $2M while her cohorts Reese and Higashi are not fighting extradition from California to Washington.
All three of them have also pleaded not guilty.
Three charged in deadly Craigslist robbery:
Three suspects in the deadly craigslist home invasion in Edgewood, Washington have been captured.
Joshua Nathan Reese, 20, Kiyoshi Alan Higashi, 22, and Amanda Knight, 21, have all been arrested and charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of James Sanders.
As you may recall Sanders was shot and killed after his family advertised a diamond ring for sale on craigslist. This allegedly brought the trio to Sanders’ home posing as buyers. Sanders was shot and killed trying to defend his teen age son after the son was pistol whipped.
All three were arrested in California after a traffic stop produced stolen tags and a firearm in the car. Knight was able to bail herself out before police could connect them to the Washington murder however she turned herself in on Tuesday.
Police believe there may be other suspects involved as well.
Committing murder during a robbery is a capital offense in Washington and can be punishable by death. Washington state also still has a working gallows if the convicted chooses to go that way.