Sacto 9-1-1
March 1, 2013
Man sentenced to life in prison for Discovery Park murder

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Russel L. Hom today sentenced Robert Albert Thompson to state prison for 57 years to life for the Feb. 14, 2012, stabbing and burning death of Sharion Renay King.

Jurors last month convicted the 37-year-old Thompson of first-degree murder in the killing of King, 43, whose charred remains were found in Discovery Park.

Prosecutors said King was one of several girlfriends of Thompson's and that he killed her because she resisted his efforts to control her for her money.

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