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51 years for D.C. man in killing

By Dan Morse

A 21-year-old District man was sentenced to 51 years in prison for luring a man into an outdoor craps game, slipping off to try to disguise himself and returning to kill and try to rob the man, officials said yesterday.

Jervon L. Herbin had earlier been convicted by a jury for his role in the slaying of Kevin Turner, 29, in the 1100 block of Abbey Place NE two years ago.

According to prosecutors, Herbin lured Turner into the dice game shortly after midnight. Herbrin and another man then went to Herbin's home, about a block away.

They armed themselves with a revolver, attempted to disguise themselves, and crept back to the craps game using parked cars as cover, according to prosecutors.

They jumped out, prompting the other players to flee, and headed straight for Turner, who was kneeling on the ground by himself, prosecutors said.

"They demanded money, and then pushed, beat and kicked him," prosecutors said in a statement. "While Turner was still on the ground, they shot him repeatedly, firing five shots into his body. One bullet hit him in the heart, and he collapsed immediately."

-- Dan Morse

By Dan Morse  | November 4, 2010; 9:28 AM ET
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send them to the FRONT lines of whatever war the U.S. is in for 10 years on the front line without time off, and then complete their time in the POD in california. WITHOUT parole! they want to kill people do they??? and they should NOT get out early because of good behavior!!

Posted by: cecelie27 | November 4, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

If only he would be kept in prison for 51 years!

Posted by: DecafDrinker | November 4, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

How weak to kill a man over a game of dice. Now they will shoot dice over you in prison to see who has you for the week. FOOL!

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | November 4, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Bear with me, I'm going to attempt to apply logic to the illogical. In this case and the case of the teenagers in MoCo who beat the man to death the intent was robbery. Why kill the person? No witnesses? Ok but in a robbery you're probably going to get less than $500 so if you do get caught esp in DC you'll serve a few months max (if you're a minor you'll get an ankle bracelet and sent on your way).

Killing someone during a robbery makes absolutely no sense. Neither does robbing someone who lives in your neighborhood. They are probably struggling just like you, so you take a life for a couple of hundred dollars?

But I'm not a criminal so what do I know...

Posted by: FreshBrewedT | November 4, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

cecelie27 said: "send them to the FRONT lines of whatever war the U.S. is in for 10 years on the front line without time off...."

Yeah, that's just what the government should do -- give these idiots a gun!

Posted by: darrren12000 | November 4, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I understand the 'send them to the frontline of a war' sentiment. In a perfect world, that would work.

But there are no guarantees that these morons would either learn a valuable lesson or be hilled and us spared the tax dollars.

Posted by: kahlua87 | November 4, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I understand the 'send them to the frontline of a war' sentiment. In a perfect world, that would work.

But there are no guarantees that these morons would either learn a valuable lesson or be killed and us spared the tax dollars.

Posted by: kahlua87 | November 4, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

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