Two Akron cousins were sentenced to prison Friday for their roles in the killing of another man what prosecutors say culminated a long-standing family feud.
Gracshawn Thomas, 23, was sentenced to life in prison for aggravated murder and murder, each with a firearms specification, having weapons under a prior felony conviction and tampering with evidence. He will be eligible for parole in 35 years.
Delrico L. Thomas, 28, who was convicted of tampering with evidence and obstructing justice, was sentenced to five years.
Summit County prosecutors said Gracshawn Thomas drove up to Alphonso Golden Jr. at a red light on East Waterloo Road and opened fire last September. The men had been involved in a feud that included other shootings and killings of friends and family members, authorities said.
The men were convicted by a jury this week following a trial before Summit County Common Pleas Judge Lynne Callahan.