DAVENPORT, Iowa -- The man found guilty in the shooting death of an anti-gun activist has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Deondra Thomas, age 37, was sentenced on Friday, March 1 in Scott County Court.
Thomas was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 46-year-old Jason Roberts. In mid-January, jurors handed down the guilty sentence after hearing several days of testimony.
"It was very sad, it's a very sad case," said Scott County Attorney Mike Walton. "Four members of his family spoke, and just talked about what a great guy Jason was. It's such a senseless loss."
Walton said Thomas chose to not make a statement.
The deadly shooting happened outside the MVP Bar in Downtown Davenport on June 9, 2018.