Sunday, 3 May 2009
known gang member whom authorities have tied to four shootings was sentenced today for attempted murder.Judge Fran Gull, in Allen Superior Court, sentenced Anthony Parish to a total of 40 years in prison, the result of the Oct. 1 shooting of Andrea L. Terrell as the man sat in a car driven by Patrick Long.Parish, 19, a member of the D-Boys street gang, said in court previously that he was actually gunning for Long when he pulled up alongside the two and opened fire at the intersection of Hessen Cassel Road and Maple Grove Avenue. Parish missed and instead seriously injured Terrell.
Terrell recovered from his injuries.Parish submitted a guilty plea for the crime April 6, resulting in charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery and the dropping of additional charges of battery, criminal recklessness, carrying a pistol without a permit and pointing a gun.Parish got 30 years for the attempted murder and 10 years for the aggravated battery, to be served consecutively.
Today's sentencing was just the beginning of Parish's worries. He has a murder trial scheduled to begin June 23 over the fatal shooting of Antoine J. Woods, 30, whom he is accused of gunning down Aug. 24 outside the Dove Shack Bar on Lumbard Street.Parish also has another attempted murder trial for the shooting of city resident Dennis Salley in August in the 400 block of East Suttenfield Street that will begin July 14.Parish is already serving a 1 1/2 -year sentence after being convicted of criminal recklessness and criminal mischief after he fired two shots into the car of a newspaper carrier near the intersection of Milton Street and South Park Drive in June.Parish was arrested Oct. 10 after a standoff with police in which he barricaded himself in an apartment.