CLEVELAND – Two women, who helped hide the killer of Twinsburg police officer Josh Miktarian, were sentenced on Wednesday for attempted obstruction or justice.
Cuyahoga County Judge Daniel Gaul sentenced Danielle Roberson, 27, of Akron, and Bridget Robinson, 37, of Bedford Heights, to two years probation and fined them $1,000. Roberson’s probation includes six months house arrest.
The women pleaded guilty last month to felonies of the fourth degree.
Judge Gaul pointed out that the women had no prior criminal records and that state legislation prohibited him from imposing anything other than probation.
Miktarian’s widow, Holly, spoke in the courtroom which was packed with police officers. Many of them wore shirts with Miktarian’s badge #45 on them.
“My little girl has to go to a cemetery to sing happy birthday to her dad,” she said.
The couple’s daughter, Thea, was three-months-old when Miktarian was killed. She will turn five in March and start kindergarten in the fall.
“I hate that after all these years I have to relive this all again. We will never forget Josh,” Holly said.
Ashford Thompson is on death row for the murder. The 33-year-old officer was shot four times in the head during a traffic stop in Twinsburg in July of 2008.
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