MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Two of the three men involved in 2012's Winn-Dixie robbery were sentenced Thursday, May 30.
A jury recently found Jackeith Harrison guilty of five counts of attempted murder and one count of robbery. In court, Harrison apologized. Defense attorney Bob Clark asked for mercy for his young client.
Mobile County Judge Rick Stout referred to the video shown during trial phase: "Video we all saw of the officer doing nothing but his job, being shot in the chest and point-blank range with a high-caliber semi-automatic pistol."
Judge Stout sentenced Harrison to six life sentences to be served consecutively.
"It's unreasonable. It's unfair it has nothing to do with justice or mercy, and I thought us Christians are supposed to believe that," said Clark.
Former Winn-Dixie employee Collier Kirskey was found guilty of robbery and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Mobile Police Officer Anthony Meade spoke directly to Kirskey and told him, "We made the decision to put on a uniform and lay down our lives for you and all the people in this court. I don't think you should ever see the light of day."
Meade went on to say if it hadn't been for Kirskey's "greed, none of us would be here".
Kirskey's attorney James Byrd claims Kirskey is innocent.
"Collier Kirskey didn't set this up. Harrison and Crear set this up, and they committed a robbery," Byrd said.
Both defense attorneys asked for mercy from the judge and talked about the two young men's future, but Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said it's not about showing mercy.
"It's sad we have three young men who had the whole world ahead of them, but they chose to commit a crime. And so because of that, we don't look at mercy. We look at what they did and the law they broke," said Rich.
Neither Harrison nor Kirksey showed much emotion in court.
Ronald Crear, the third suspect in the robbery and shooting, pleaded guilty in court Monday, March 11. Shortly after his plea he was sentenced to life in prison.
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