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Three striker gets life for robbery
July 30, 2014, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

Tony Johnson

A 52-year-old third-striker connected to the armed robbery of a South San Francisco office worker in 2007 by DNA on a bandanna left at the scene was sentenced Tuesday to 50 years to life in prison.

A jury convicted Tony Alfonso Johnson, who unsuccessfully represented himself in trial, in September of robbery and kidnapping with the use of a firearm after only two hours of deliberations. The charges left Johnson facing a life term because he has six prior strike convictions including kidnapping, robbery and rape.

Johnson is also currently serving 27 years to life in prison for a 2009 gun possession case out of Solano County. The San Mateo County sentence imposed yesterday will run consecutively, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.

Johnson was reportedly seeking computer laptops at the South San Francisco office he entered Dec. 6, 2007, but instead encountered a worker and fled with the woman’s credit cards which he reportedly used within hours of the robbery. While there, he used a bandanna to hide his face and wipe away fingerprints from the furniture. The sweaty cloth was found at the scene by investigators and used to identify him as the suspect after his arrest in Solano County. The victim also identified Johnson who she saw when he removed the bandanna to wipe the prints.

In 1985, a jury convicted Johnson of sexually assaulting a woman in Pacifica in June 1984. The crime brought him 30 years in prison and made news because he was found to have committed great bodily injury against the woman by passing on a sexually transmitted disease. The allegation carries an extra three years. Johnson’s defense fought the finding but an appellate court ultimately held that a STD does qualify.

While in prison, Johnson also added two more years for being a prisoner possessing a deadly weapon. In the middle of 2007, Johnson was paroled back to San Mateo County.

In the new case, Johnson has credit of 415 days for time served while in custody without bail.

michelle@smdailyjournal.com

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102

 

 

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