A Spokane man faces life in prison under the state’s 3 strikes law after a jury convicted him in connection with a July 2009 shooting that injured two women.
Jurors were split on attempted murder and first-degree assault charges against Timothy “Stoney Boy” Lucious by Spokane County prosecutors, citing questions over whether another man may have fired shots at the women.
But the jury foreman said all 12 believed Lucious had banged on the car window and threatened the women with a gun, justifying a second-degree assault conviction.
Superior Court Judge Annette Plese ordered Lucious, 39, held without bail until sentencing on Oct. 14.
Described as a gang member by Spokane police, Lucious already has convictions for two violent crimes.
Under state law, Thursday’s conviction earns him a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Public defender Steven Reich said prosecutors “grossly overcharged” Lucious and said while he’s pleased jurors wouldn’t convict on the murder charges, the outcome is the same for Lucious under the 3-strikes law.