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47-Year-Old Thomas Kinworthy Sentenced to Life in Prison for Fatal Shooting of St. Louis Police Officer

Thomas Kinworthy Receives Life Sentence for Fatal Shooting of St. Louis Officer

St. Louis Man Convicted of Murdering Police Officer and Injuring Others

According to the True Crime News, a man named Thomas Kinworthy, aged 47, has been given a life sentence in prison without any chance of release for shooting and killing St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Tamarris Bohannon in August 2020. This decision was made by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office on June 27, after a jury found Thomas Kinworthy guilty of murder, armed criminal action, and assault in May. Thomas Kinworthy, who had previously skipped bail in Florida, also shot Officer Arlando Bailey and injured a homeless man named Mark Smith, who later died from unrelated causes. The incident led to a 12-hour police standoff before Thomas Kinworthy was eventually captured by the SWAT team.

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47-Year-Old Thomas Kinworthy Sentenced to Life in Prison for Fatal Shooting of St. Louis Police Officer (PHOTO: FOX 2)

Family and Prosecutor Reactions at Thomas Kinworthy’s Sentencing

During the sentencing, Officer Bohannon’s family spoke about their sadness and loss. Thomas Kinworthy did not show any regret and even argued with prosecutors. His lawyer claimed he was experiencing a mental health crisis during the shooting. Circuit Attorney Gabe Gore praised the hard work of the prosecution team in bringing justice for Officer Bohannon and Officer Bailey’s families. Officer Bohannon had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for more than three and a half years, and his death was deeply felt by his fellow officers and loved ones.

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