|Published: 11:19 AM, 04/25/2013
||Last updated: 11:41 AM, 04/25/2013
Author: Gilbert Soesbee
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
District Attorney Tonya Thornton’s argument that a Cosby man had a history of violence and was
still “slinging drugs” after a fatal shooting at his apartment, Circuit Judge Ben W. Hooper II
sentenced Randy Ray Ramsey, 33, of South Highway 32, Cosby, to 25 years in prison after a hearing
The judge ordered that the full sentence be served before
Ramsey is eligible for parole on the second-degree murder conviction. The defendant is already
serving a 66-year federal prison term on drug distribution conspiracy charges.
Ramsey was convicted last February 14 of second-degree murder in connection
with the shooting death of his 33-year-old girlfriend, Mollie Amanda Marie Greene-Howard, in the
apartment they shared in the Park Entrance Grocery off Cosby Highway. Although defense attorney
Jessica Sisk argued that the shooting was a tragic accident, the prosecution contended that it was
a premeditated murder.
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