15 Year Sentence in the Death of Roshaine Henry

Corey Saxton was sentenced to 15 years Friday for the death of Roshaine Henry on March 5, 2014.

Saxton pleaded guilty in May to voluntary manslaughter for fatally shooting Henry after trying to rob him at gun point.

Police found Henry, 24, the night of March 5, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest in the 900 block of Madison Street Northwest. He later died at a local hospital, due to his injuries.

Court documents say Saxton got into Henry’s car to negotiate a drug deal at approximately 7:30 p.m. An eyewitness told police they heard Saxton say, “Don’t move,” and then heard one or two gunshots.

In an attempt to drive away when Saxton fired, Henry crashed into a number of parked cars between the 1200 and 900 Block of Madison Street Northwest, according to prosecutors. Henry’s car was found flipped over and his body in the backseat.

At the time of the shooting, Saxton was on probation, with a condition that he wear a GPS tracking unit. GPS records showed that he was in the same area of the shooting when it occurred and that he immediately left the area after the shooting, according to police.

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