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Gainesville man sentenced to life in prison, no parole for shooting death

By Alyson Shields Reporter
GAINESVILLE - A Gainesville man was sentenced today to life in prison with no parole in connection to the shooting death of Adrian Thompson in 2013.<br /> <br /> Joseph Scott Williams was found guilty of malice murder, among other things, earlier this year. <br /> <br /> "The defendant received a sentence of life without parole for the malice murder count and an additional five years on probation for the possession of a fire arm during the commission of a crime," said District Attorney Lee Darragh.<br /> <br /> In June of 2013, Williams shot Thompson outside of Peppers Market on E.E. Butler Parkway in Gainesville. Thompson later died from his injuries.<br /> <br /> In June of this year, Williams was found guilty on all counts except two cruelty to children in the third degree charges and one terroristic threats and acts charge. A previous story is linked below.<br />
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