A third gang member was sentenced Wednesday in the killing of Tavin Price, 19, in front of his mother at a Hyde Park car wash in 2015.
As part of a plea deal, Dwight Smith was sentenced to 12 years in state prison for voluntary manslaughter and a gun allegation. In exchange, he testified against two other gang members, Kanasho Shadrick Johns, 29, and Kevin Deon Johnson, 26, who were sentenced last week.
Jennifer Rivers, Price's mother, thanked Smith for testifying against the other two men. She knew that Smith has been beaten while in jail and that he could experience further violence behind bars.
"In the end, he did the right thing, so I can't really say much to him," Rivers said after the hearing. "I'll just pray for him and hope he gets protective custody."
Smith's mother, Gloria Ayers, told Rivers after the hearing ...