Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Seydina Ndoye (age 20) of Providence and Alain Bedame (age 19) of Pawtucket each to 70 years with 30 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for their respective roles in the February 4, 2014 murder of 17-year-old George Holland II of Providence.
Both Bedame and Ndoye had previously pled guilty to second degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and discharge of a firearm resulting in injury. Each was sentenced to 50 years, with 30 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for charge of murder; 10 years to serve for charge of conspiracy, to run concurrent; and 20 years suspended with probation, non-parolable, for the charge of discharge of a firearm, to run consecutive.
Earlier this month, Ashner “Pookie” Alexis (age 19) of Pawtucket and Anthony “Bing” Moore (age 22) of Woonsocket were sentenced to consecutive life sentences plus 10 years for their respective roles in the murder. Robert Winston was sentenced by Justice Krause to 30 years with 26 to serve, with the remainder suspended with probation, for his role in the murder. Winston, who was a juvenile at the time of the murder, pled guilty on March 21, 2014 to one count of assault with intent to commit murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder.
During the trials of Alexis and Moore, the State proved that on February 4, 2014, after obtaining a shotgun from Anthony Moore; Alain Bedame, Ashner Alexis, Seydina Ndoye and Robert Winston drove from Woonsocket to the area of 145 Colfax Street in Providence. Alexis and Winston exited the vehicle and walked to the front of house, where Alexis instructed Winston to knock on the window, which had its blinds drawn. The shadowy outline of a person appeared at the window, and Alexis fired the shotgun, striking and killing 17-year-old George Holland II. Holland was not the intended target.
“The eldest of 11 siblings, George Holland was on a path to graduate high school and be the first in his family to go to college, but that future was stripped away when he became the innocent victim of senseless violence,” said Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. “Fueled by revenge over stolen cash and a cell phone, the defendants in this case set in motion a series of events that eventually would end in murder.”
Providence Police Detective Kenneth Court led the investigation. Assistant Attorney General Daniel Carr Guglielmo and Special Assistant Attorney General Terence Coyne prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.
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