NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (TCD) — A 23-year-old woman and 30-year-old man were sentenced to several decades in prison for luring a Tinder date to the woman’s house and killing him.
According to the Charleston Post and Courier, Asherai Gadsden and Joshua Mack received the sentences after pleading guilty to murder and attempted armed robbery for killing Alan Johnson on Jan. 8, 2022. Court records show Gadsden was sentenced to 30 years behind bars with 375 days credit for time served, while a judge sentenced Mack to 38 years with 612 days credit.
On Jan. 9, 2022, North Charleston Police Department officers were called to a home on Suzanne Drive regarding a medical issue. Upon arrival, police located a male suffering from gunshot wounds, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Charleston Post and Courier reports Johnson and Gadsden went on a date the night of Jan. 8, 2022. After dinner and drinks, they returned to Gadsden’s apartment. Gadsden went into another room, and while there, Mack appeared and tried to rob Johnson. Mack reportedly told authorities Johnson fired the gun.
Gadsden reportedly did not call police until an hour after Johnson died.
Johnson, 24, reportedly had recently graduated from college with a 4.0 GPA and received scholarships and honors for his education. He reportedly planned to attend graduate school to become a teacher, which was his lifelong dream.
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