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CdA man gets 43 years for crack dealer’s murder

Here's Thomas Clouse's report on a sentencing in a murder case this week.

"A Coeur d’Alene man will spend more than 42 years in prison for the October 2008 killing of a crack dealer in Spokane.

Henry J. Holloway, 26, appeared Thursday before Superior Court Judge Tari Eitzen, who ordered Holloway to spend 510 months in prison for the killing of 43-year-old Anthony E. Dennis.

The murder was cracked when detectives tracked a call history on the dead man’s cell phone to Holloway and two other co-defendants, according to court records.

Jalil K. Handy, 21, who was with Holloway that night, told police that the victim had once sold Holloway “bunk” crack and that Holloway needed money because he was a new father.

Dennis was found dead from two gunshot wounds - one in the chest and one in the head - on Oct. 8 in his 1999 Ford Expedition near Grant Street and Pacific Avenue in Spokane.

After the crime, Holloway bragged to the co-defendants, according to court records, that he stole all of Dennis’ money: four $1 bills. "

Handy remains in jail on a first-degree murder charge.

Samuel Thomas IV, 22, was originally charged with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and was sentenced to 12 months in prison with credit given for 103 days served, records show.

Read an earlier story on the case here. here

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