|2 Down and 1 to go in death of Boxing Legend, Vernon Forrest - Update
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (April 3, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing - In
the summer of '09, one of boxing favorite sons and a spectacular
fighter in Vernon Forrest, was murdered. It sent shockwaves through the
boxing world and sports community. We lost a great warrior who had a
smile of an honest man and not a hardened thug. Yesterday, Jurors in
Georgia found a man guilty for his role in the shooting death of Forrest.
Crews, a 28 year old man, who drove the get away car, received a
sentence of life in prison without parole plus 10 years for his role in
Forrest's death. He is not the only bum to burned over such a stupid
and outrageous crime. Demario Ware has already been convicted and will
spend a life sentence where he belongs... behind bars. Ware was
reportedly the first person to hold up a gun to Forrest, and ran off
with a Rolex watch and a championship boxing ring that was on Forrest at
the time of the crime. Forrest unfortunately gave chase to Ware, when he
ran into a 3rd man, Charmon Sinkfield, the alleged gun man who's bullets killed Forrest.
The other two (Crews and Ware) are getting off easy, with jail time and a life to ponder their stupid mistakes, but Prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty against Sinkfield. So two down and one to go.
stupidity and a bunch of four letter words is all I can come up with
when describing these rancid animals. A rolex watch and a championship
ring are worth nothing when compared to a human life.
Who can not remember the class act in Forrest?
I mentioned his smile at the start of this piece... he had that million
dollar smile. He had amazing skills too. The kind of skills that
defeated a prime "Sugar" Shane Mosley and a style that always pleased
the fans. He is still sorely missed today.
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