MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A Mobile County jury found one man guilty of murder for a killing that happened at Donald Street back in 2017.
Kwazi Thomas was found guilty of the murder of Gerard “Santana” Joyner in 2017. Thomas shot Joyner after the two had an “ongoing dispute” over a parking spot near their homes, according to the Mobile County DA’s Office. Thomas walked up to Joyner at his girlfriend’s home and shot him in his side.
Joyner was then pistol-whipped on her front porch. The 57-year-old was later taken to a hospital for his injuries. He died the next day during surgery. Thomas was later arrested for the murder. Thomas motioned for an acquittal but it was denied, according to court documents.
Thomas was also denied bond pending his sentence. Thomas will be sentenced June 12, 2022, according to court documents.