Killer sentenced to life for mistaken-ID murder

July 10, 2015
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A killer will spend life in prison without parole after his recent conviction in an infamous 2010 Mission Hill murder whose victim, prosecutors say, was likely targeted in a case of mistaken identity.

Keith Hobbs, 29, was sentenced last month in the Dec. 16, 2010 shooting outside 48 Horadan Way. The shooting killed Demetrius Blocker, 21, who was waiting outside for a relative and “was not involved with guns, gangs or violence,” according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Hobbs was identified as the suspect in 2012, while he was serving an unrelated prison sentence for firearm and drug possession,.the DA’s Office said.

The cooperation of witnesses was key to charging Hobbs, Suffolk County DA Daniel Conley said in a press release.

Along with the life sentence for murder, Hobbs will serve a concurrent sentence of four to five years for his related conviction on unlawful firearm possession while committing the killing.

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