The murder of Hank Johnson has come to a close. Trae Thompson entered a plea and accepted 15 months for Criminally Negligent Homicide this week in a Robertson County Courtroom. Thompson, sentenced to 15 months for the 5-year-old murder, has roughly 7 months remaining of his sentence. Thompson received credit for time served awaiting trial for the 2008 murder, however Robertson County DA and Thompson attorney reached an agreement negating the necessity of a trial.
“I have mixed emotions,” said Sandy Johnson, mother of the victim, “I’m grateful that it is over and done with. We (the family) gets closure, but Hank’s murderer got the bare minimum.”
Thompson in fact could have been sentenced to 24 months, the maximum punishment for Criminally Negligent Homicide.