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Two cousins are sentenced for their role in fatal drive-by shooting

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

On Friday, June 14, two men faced a judge, who handed down their sentences related to a fatal drive-by shooting in Akron last year.

Gracshawn G. Thomas, 23, was found guilty of aggravated murder with a firearm specification, murder with a gun specification, having weapons under disability and tampering with evidence.
He was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
 
Gracshawn's cousin, 28-year-old Delrico L. Thomas, was found guilty of tampering with evidence and obstructing justice.  He was sentenced to five years for helping to hide the evidence.

On the morning of September 18, 2013, Gracshawn pulled up next to Alphonso Golden, Jr. at a red light on East Waterloo Road in Akron.  

Both men were involved in a continuing feud in which friends and family members had been shot at and/or killed.

Gracshawn fired at Golden's car eight times, hitting Golden twice and killing him.

Gracshawn drove to the backyard of a house on 2nd Avenue where his cousin Delrico helped him clean out the car. The car was found nine days later.  

It had been painted black and set on fire.

"Alphonso did make attempts to reach out and end any confrontation. When does it stop? When is someone going  to be declared the winner?  When you're all dead?" asked Asst. Summit County Prosecutor Kevin Mayer.

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