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Anthony "Bones" Jefferson sentenced on felony charges

SOUTH BEND, Ind -- An Illinois man acquitted of murder was sentenced on separate felony charges Wednesday.


Anthony "Bones" Jefferson of Rock Island, Illinois, pleaded guilty to 1 count of robbery and 2 counts of criminal confinement in April.


Prosecutors say the charges stem from 2 incidents dating back to last September.


The 6'8'' Jefferson admitted to carjacking and kidnapping a woman and her 11-year old son, then forcing her to hand over $200 from her bank account and her cell phone.


Jefferson also robbed a Mishawaka 7-Eleven the following day.


Both of these crimes happened within a day of a double shooting on the 600 block of North Brookfield Street in South Bend that left one man dead, 34-year old Jason Reid, and wounded another, 32-year old Tyreece Walker.


The 43-year old is already slated to serve 8 years in prison after being convicted of criminal recklessness for his role in that shooting.


He was sentenced to an additional 10 years on Wednesday, for a total of 18 years in prison.

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