By J Swygart - email@example.com
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — Quintez Hawkins was defiant to the bitter end during his sentencing hearing Wednesday in Allen County Common Pleas Court.
The 19-year-old Indianapolis man — the third of four young Hoosiers to be sentenced for their roles in the April 2017 armed robbery of a Lima Walgreens pharmacy — maintained his innocence, claiming he had received ineffective legal representation and hinting at racial bias in the selection of the jury that convicted him late last year of armed robbery with a firearm specification.
Judge David Cheney sentenced Hawkins to a total of 10 years in prison — seven years on the robbery charge and a mandatory three-year sentence for the use of a firearm during the commission of the crime.