Jamaine Jamie Williams, 25, was sentenced Tuesday to two consecutive life sentences plus another 12 years for killing two men and almost killing a third in St. Paul on Dec. 10 last year. He will spend the rest of his life in prison, without possibility of parole.
A jury in Ramsey County District Court in August found him guilty of five of the six charges. Judge Gary Bastian sentenced him for premeditated first-degree murder in the death of Dominic L. Jasper, 26, of Blaine; for the same charge in the death of Kavanta Pratt, 23, and 12 years and 9 months for the attempted intentional second-degree murder of Philip Turner.
According to the charges, police were called to an apartment in the 200 block of Forbes Avenue about 12:40 a.m. on Dec. 10 on a report of shots fired. They found two men dead in an upstairs apartment; the third man was found wounded on the sidewalk a few blocks away.
While police were at the apartment, two women came and said they’d witnessed the shooting. One of the women said her roommate had children with Williams but that they had broken up and he was jealous. The two women were dating Jasper and Pratt, who were visiting the apartment that night. The third victim was friends with the other two men.
Williams had threatened one of the women earlier in the week, saying he was going to “kill everyone in the house,” the charges said.