5th Man Sentenced in 2006 Prom Night Shooting

By Krystal Shull

5th Man Sentenced in 2006 Prom Night Shooting

February 26, 2011 Updated Feb 26, 2011 at 9:40 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A fifth man has been sentenced in the 2006 prom night shooting death of a 16-year-old South Bend High School cheerleader.

Jermaine Reeves was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday. Reeves pled guilty of conspiracy to commit murder, a class “A” felony.

Authorities say he hid from police until his arrest last summer in Georgia.

Tharbs was shot to death in 2006 while she was lying on a sofa inside her older sister's apartment waiting to go to a post-prom party.
Police think the shooting was gang-related, and Tharb's sister was the target.

Four others, Larry Mitchell, Clover Smith, Terry Waddell, and Jason Reeves, are already serving jail time for the murder.

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