A Sudanese refugee who shot and killed a fellow refugee on a Utah highway last year has been sentenced to up to life in prison.
Akol Joker was driving in a car on State Road 201 in West Valley City in January 2011 when he became upset with Mohammed Hassan, demanded a handgun from another passenger and fired. According to testimony, Joker was angry with Hassan and accused him of "snitching."
Joker demanded the handgun that Idrees Adam Idrees, 22, had been carrying in his waistband, witnesses have testified in court. Idrees gave his friend the weapon. Joker pulled Hassan forward by the shirt and shot him in the head, according to testimony.