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Michael Jerome Johnson curses Superior Court during his sentencing

On June 29, 2015 Michael Jerome Johnson, also known as Big Smoove, was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Steve Toms, the manager of the Gold & Silver Trading Center. Johnson showed no remorse and cursed Superior Court William Rumer during his statement to the court.
Robin Trimarchi rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com
Michael Jerome Johnson curses Superior Court during his sentencing 2:22

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