Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Ashner “Pookie” Alexis (age 19), of Pawtucket, and Anthony “Bing” Moore (age 22), of Woonsocket, to consecutive life sentences plus 10 years for their respective roles in the February 4, 2014 murder of 17-year old George Holland II of Providence.
Moore provided the shotgun used in the murder and Alexis was the gunman. Moore was found guilty on October 16, 2014 of 1st degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence death resulting. On November 17, 2014, Alexis was found guilty by a jury of 1st degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence death resulting.
During the trials, 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.
Co-defendants Bedame and Ndoye pled guilty to second degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and discharge of a firearm resulting in injury. Both are scheduled to be sentenced on February 17, 2015.
Robert Winston was sentenced yesterday by Justice Krause to 30 years with 26 to serve and 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.
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.