Providence man faces life sentence for 2014 murder


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for murdering Yusef A’Vant in 2014.

Thomas Mosley, 39, was found guilty in February 2020 of one count of second-degree murder and one count of discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, resulting in death.

The state Attorney General’s office confirmed in 2014 Mosley entered the East Providence barber shop where A’Vant worked and ordered a witness to get on the ground. After an altercation, Mosley shot A’Vant in the stomach and then fled the barber shop.

The witness ran across the street and called the authorities. A’Vant was transported to the hospital but died from his injuries.

Evan Watson provided the murder weapon and driving the getaway car. He plead guilty in 2016 to one count of second-degree murder, one count of conspiracy, one count of possession of a firearm without a license, and discharge of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence resulting in death.

Watson has not yet been sentenced.

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