Stefon Demar Jefferson, who's implicated in a killing spree in the Bay Area on April 26 that left three men dead, was just sentenced for his shootout with police later that night in Nevada's Douglas County.
Jefferson has, according to court documents, confessed to the killings of three men in Alameda and San Francisco counties in April — after he which he took off north on I-80, eventually ending up in South Lake Tahoe, where an eagle-eyed officer spotted his Toyota Camry. Jefferson then led authorities on a high-speed chase into Nevada, which ended with a shootout and one officer, Douglas County sheriff's Sgt. Ron Miller, getting shot in the hand. Jefferson was sentenced Friday in that case to the maximum of 16 to 40 years.
As the Tahoe Daily Tribune reports, District Judge Tod Young said to Jefferson at the sentencing, "The fact that you did not kill Sgt. Miller is not your fault. He is alive today by some other grace."
Douglas County deputy Tyree Holdridge, who witnessed the gun battle and had been behind Miller at the time, testified at the sentencing. And some of Holdridge's comments apparently set Jefferson off. Per the Daily Tribune:
While Jefferson was mild during his statement to the judge, he yelled an expletive at Holdridge when the deputy said he felt Jefferson knew exactly what he was doing.
That prompted Young to threaten to gag him should he interrupt again.
Jefferson will now likely be extradited back to the Bay Area to face charges in the murders of 57-year-old Marcus Jackson — who was identified as Jefferson's cousin — near the intersection of 41st and Market streets in Oakland; 49-year-old Laron Davis on the 2600 block of Arelious Walker Drive in SF's Bayview neighborhood; and Calvin Kelly, a possibly homeless man in Berkeley's People's Park, that same day.
As the Daily Tribune reports, "According to documents filed with the Alameda County Clerk on May 16, Jefferson told interviewers he killed all three men."
This is the first update we've heard in the case since Jefferson's arrest in April.