A Milwaukee man was sentenced to 107 years in prison after he was found guilty of armed robbery.
A jury found Otis Hunter guilty of conspiracy to commit robberies. Hunter was responsible for three businesses robberies, two carjackings, and five counts of displaying a firearm during violent crimes.
One of Hunter’s accomplices, Deshawn Evan, was sentenced to 32 years. Evan was found guilty of conspiracy, a business robbery, a carjacking, and two counts of displaying a firearm during a violent crime.
The sentences are the minimum sentence requirement, determined by Congress, for brandishing firearms.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice's Eastern District of Wisconsin office, Hunter and Evan were a part of a robbery crew. The crew mainly committed their crimes on Milwaukee's south side. Their crimes were all committed at gunpoint, and the two even pistol-whipped their victims.
The trial took place between Nov. 17, 2016 and Dec. 4, 2016.
U.S. Attorney Krueger stated, “The lengthy sentences imposed in this case are sobering.
Mr. Hunter and Mr. Evans embarked on a cruel robbery spree and terrorized numerous innocent
victims. As a result, they will spend decades in federal prison. Men and women who are inclined
to use guns to commit robberies and carjackings need to know they face stiff mandatory minimum
sentences. Together with federal, state, and local partners, we are committed to prosecuting gun
violence and working to make our neighborhoods safer.”