Morrissette, who was convicted of murder for killing a man over $15 of marijuana, was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison. The Enquirer/Kevin Grasha
Joshua Morrissette, wearing a jail uniform, was sentenced Thursday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to 27 years to life in prison for a 2016 daytime killing in Over-the-Rhine.(Photo: Enquirer/Kevin Grasha)Buy Photo
Joshua Morrissette killed Greg Tremble over $15 of marijuana, a judge said Thursday as he sentenced Morrissette to 27 years to life in prison.
The shooting happened the afternoon of April 16, 2016 at the corner of Vine and Green streets in Over-the-Rhine.
Morrissette fired 15 shots from a .40-caliber gun, striking Tremble numerous times, including in the head, according to police.
He believed Tremble shorted him money from a marijuana deal.
Joshua Morrissette (Photo: Cincinnati Police Department)
The 27-year-old eluded police for nearly six months before the Cincinnati police Homicide Unit with help from the Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested him Oct. 5 in Queensgate.
In phone calls from the Hamilton County jail, Morrissette bragged about eluding police, Assistant Prosecutor Gus Leon told Common Pleas Judge Patrick Dinkelacker.
“He thought it was hilarious that he escaped police attempts to apprehend him,” Leon said. “You heard the jail calls: They were laughing like it was comedy hour – about how he fooled all those police officers.”
A jury last month found Morrissette guilty of multiple charges, including murder, drug possession and being a felon in possession of a gun. He was acquitted of the more serious charge of aggravated murder. A murder conviction is punishable by 15 years to life in prison.
Scene of April 16, 2016 fatal shooting of