Man sentenced to 120 years in prison for murder of Detroit's Chef Doug

Posted at 8:34 AM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 16:44:03-04

The man charged in the murder of Chef Doug and the human trafficking of a 17-year-old girl was sentenced to at least 120 years on Tuesday. 

Chef Doug, known as Douglas Jeffrey Calhoun, was shot and killed by Travun Baskerville after a dispute at the teen's home.

During Baskerville's preliminary hearing, the teen testified that he uploaded her pictures for men to contact her for prostitution, and was contacted by Calhoun. 

After paying the teen $50 and engaging in oral sex, the teen said Calhoun wanted to have vaginal sex without a condom, and when she refused, she said Calhoun demanded his money back.

She said after an argument, Baskerville shot and killed Calhoun. The teen said she helped Baskerville get rid of Calhoun's body in a dumpster because she was scared. On July 7, 2017, Calhoun's remains were found near a vacant home in Detroit.

Baskerville was convicted on a total of seven felonies. He was also ordered to pay for Calhoun's funeral.