Both avoid prison.
(Cleveland) - Two women will avoid prison after being sentenced for their roles in helping the man who shot and killed Twinsburg police officer Josh Miktarian in 2008.
The girlfriend of Ashford Thompson, Danielle Roberson, has been sentenced to six months house arrest and given two years’ probation. She was with Thompson the night of July 13, 2008 when he shot Miktarian to death with the officer's gun after being pulled over for loud music.
The two then fled to Thompson's sister's home in Bedford Heights where Roberson attempted to remove the handcuffs Miktarian had placed on Thompson. Her sister, Bridget Robinson, tampered with the gun used in the shooting. Both also lied to police regarding Thompson.
Bridget Robinson has been sentenced to two years’ probation. The sentences were the most allowed by law.
Roberson and Robinson were arrested last May and each pleaded guilty to attempted obstruction of justice in January.
Ashford Thompson was convicted in 2010 and is currently on death row for the murder of Officer Miktarian. He is appealing.
Miktarian’s wife Holly, a former Oakwood police officer, addressed the court before sentencing for Roberson and Robinson.
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(Copyright © 2013 by Clear Channel, all rights reserved. Holly Miktarian photo courtesy WKYC TV-3.)