An admitted hitman has been sentenced to 50 to 100 years in prison
1:15 PM, Jul 23, 2010
8:50 AM, Jul 24, 2010
DETROIT (WXYZ) - An admitted hitman has been sentenced to 50 to 100 years in jail
as part of a plea deal.
However, the sentencing of Vincent Smothers was held up for a
short time after contraband was found in his cell. Officials say
the prohibited items included a cell phone and some batteries.
The discovery triggered a lockdown on the 8th floor of the Frank
Murphy Hall of Justice.
Smothers plea deal covers 8 murders, including that of the wife
of a Detroit Police officer. Investigators say Smothers killed Rose
Cobb as she sat in the family minivan. They say her husband,
Detroit Police Sgt. David Cobb paid Smothers $1500 for the murder.
Sgt. Cobb later committed suicide.
The plea deal also affects 16-year-old Davontae Sanford. Sanford
has been incarcerated since confessing to taking part in a drug
house hit. However, Smothers confessed to those murders as part of