3rd person convicted in 2009 killing gets life sentence

January 27, 2020 GMT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A third person involved in the 2009 kidnapping, robbery and killing of a suspected drug dealer in Connecticut was sentenced to life in prison on Monday, federal prosecutors said.

Terrell Hunter, 38, of Hartford, who according to authorities goes by the nickname “Killer,” was sentenced in federal court in Bridgeport for his role in the January 2009 shooting of Charles Teasley in Hartford, according to the office of U.S. Attorney John Durham.

Hunter and three accomplices were involved in a scheme to rob people they believed to be drug dealers and had arranged to meet Teasley, 35, to purchase cocaine, prosecutors said.


Teasley was found by police responding to a 911 call dead in the back seat of his own vehicle with his hands bound behind his back and with gunshot wounds to his head and face.

Hunter, Harold Cook and Gerund Mickens were all found guilty in August of kidnapping and gun charges. Cook and Mickens were sentenced earlier this month. The fourth defendant, Jesus Ashanti, pleaded guilty in July 2018 and awaits sentencing.

The suspects were not arrested until April 2017.