Killer of Jayme Thomas sentenced to 28 years in prison Friday

Johnny Rourn, 31, was sentenced to 28 years in prison Friday (Oct. 4) on murder and assault charges for a shooting that killed 19-year-old Jayme Thomas, and wounded a 24-year-old man in Des Moines on Nov. 5, 2011.

Rourn pleaded ‘Guilty’ in August to Murder in the Second Degree and Assault in the Second Degree as charged.

Both charges include firearm sentencing enhancements.

The case was handled by Senior DPA Jessica Berliner and DPA Stephen Herschkowitz.


3 Responses to “Killer of Jayme Thomas sentenced to 28 years in prison Friday”
  1. Dave Kaplan says:

    Not nearly enough time, but it’ll have to do.

  2. LadyD says:

    Life without parole would have been the better penalty. Pray that he doesn’t get out a day earlier than the 28 years.

  3. LadyD says:

    Jayme was studying to become a nurse at HCC. She had nothing but good in her heart–spoke with a few close friends of Jayme’s at the time. They told me she was a very kind person and would do anything to help people.

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