The family of Doe B, the Montgomery, Ala. native gunned down at the city's Centennial Hill Bar and Grill in a shooting on Dec. 28, 2013, has finally received the justice they'd been searching for. On Wednesday (Jan. 10), 29-year-old Darius Thomas, the first of three men arrested for their alleged connection to the shooting, was sentenced to 85 years in prison.

According to the Montgomery Advertiser, Thomas was arrested for the shooting, which also claimed the lives of Kimberle Johnson and Timnarius Hamilton, back in January 2014. He accepted a plea deal for the murders of Hamilton, Johnson and Doe B, born Glenn Thomas, back in December. That same day, he apologized to the mothers of Johnson, Hamilton and Doe B—Barbara Green, Torian Hamilton, and Shirley Thomas, respectively.

"It was a big weight off of my shoulders and me being able to forgive him," said Doe B's mother. The trial dates for  Jason McWilliams and Taboris Mock, who are two other men said to have been involved with the tragic shooting, have not been set.

According to Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey, Thomas, who was also wounded in the shooting, would have likely faced life in prison without the possibility for parole if he didn't plead guilty. Still, it doesn't appear likely Thomas will be making his way out of jail.

Thomas is the father of five, and didn't have a criminal history before this conviction. That played a role in his request for an apology, and mercy from the family of his victims. He apparently began shooting in the bar because a bottle was thrown at him.

Doe B was at the start of what was set to be a very successful rap career when he was shot and killed just over four years ago. He was signed to T.I.'s Grand Hustle imprint not long before his death. His posthumous album No Life After Death, has yet to be released.

Check out a video of Doe B's mother remembering his life below.

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