Skinhead sentenced for 1989 Philadelphia killing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A white supremacist convicted of conspiracy in the killing of a black man nearly 20 years ago has been sentenced in Philadelphia to more than a decade in prison.

Thomas Gibison was sentenced to a term of 12 1/2 to 25 years in prison Monday for conspiracy to commit murder and weapons charges connected to the 1989 shooting death of Aaron Wood.

A friend of Gibison testified they went to North Philadelphia to find a black man to kill so they could earn a white supremacist tattoo.

The charges were filed after a former girlfriend tipped off federal agents.

Gibison already was serving a 10-year sentence on weapons offenses when he was charged.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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