BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut — A Bridgeport man is set to be sentenced for his role in the killings of three people during what police called a drug turf dispute.
Thirty-one-year-old Efrain Johnson faces up to 85 years on prison when he is sentenced for felony murder and kidnapping Friday in Bridgeport Superior Court. A jury convicted him in December of killing 43-year-old Tina Johnson, but acquitted him in the killings of the other two victims.
Authorities say Johnson and three other men beat the victims to death in Tina Johnson's Bridgeport apartment in 2005, because Tina Johnson was selling crack cocaine on the drug turf of Efrain Johnson's co-defendant, Azibo Aquart, without permission. Also killed were 40-year-old James Reid and 54-year-old Basil Williams.
Aquart was sentenced to death in federal court for the killings.