Avoiding Murder Conviction, Men Accused In Marine’s Death Sentenced For Robbery

Posted at 2:01 PM, Aug 03, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The two men who avoided a conviction in the death of Marine Jonathan Price were sentenced on a robbery charge in Lexington on Friday.

Quincinio Canada and Dawam Mulazim were convicted of robbery charges. Police believed that gun was used in the death of Jonathan Price and the shooting of his wife Megan. However, when the case went to trial, Canada was found not guilty of murder and assault. The jury was unable to reach a verdict against Mulazim. 

Judge Pamela Goodwine did allow the jury to consider the lengthy criminal histories of both men in determining their prison sentences. 

The jury announced that they found Canada to be a repeat felony offender and decided that his sentence should be enhanced to 50 years for each robbery charge, though the sentences would be served concurrently. The typical punishment for those robbery charges would be 10-20 years for each.

The jury also found Dawam Mulazim to be a repeat felony offender and determined his sentence on the robbery charges should be enhanced to 50 years to be served concurrently and his sentence for the tampering with physical evidence charge should be enhanced to 10 years instead of five years. Those would be served consecutively for a total of 60 years. 

At formal sentencing, the judge sentenced Mulazim to 60 years. Canada was sentenced to 50 years. 

On September 21, Mulazim will be back in court to determine if he will be retried on the murder charge. 

The Price family did not speak but the prosecutor expressed that they were happy with the amount of time the two men have received and they support a retrial of Mulazim.