Escambia Man Gets Life In Prison For 2020 Shooting Death

August 31, 2022

An Escambia County man has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2020 murder.

Charlie Richardson, Jr.was sentenced to life by Circuit Court Judge Jennie Kinsey following his conviction for second degree murder with a firearm. He has no possibility of parole.

Richardson shot and killed 32-year old Kewhan Thompson on Concordia Boulevard on December 16, 2020.

Following the shooting, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said the incident was drug related and involved synthetic spice, noting that two separate search warrants dealing with spice had been served at the house.

Richardson had seven prior felony convictions, including two for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


2 Responses to “Escambia Man Gets Life In Prison For 2020 Shooting Death”

  1. SueB on September 1st, 2022 8:21 am

    This is our justice system in which laws needs to be changed. With such a long history of crime, hope all appeals are disapproved, even if he gets religion while in prison. The way our world is being torn up, spice will be legal & then he gets out.

  2. Mike J. on August 31st, 2022 1:25 pm

    So now the taxpayers funding the prison system have to pay for his living expenses: health care, food, clothing, and security for the rest of his life. Plus all the other thousands of convicted murderers in the prison system today. This does not deter the murder rate in this country.

    No possibility of parole? That could change in appeals court or changing laws in the future.

    Instead, if there is no possibility of corruption or mistakes in this murder case, the convicted murderer should be summarily executed by the same or similar method that was done to the murder victim.

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