John Benson was given a sentence of 30-72 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution. Co-defendant Sheakia Stubbs, 32, got 11-23 months of probation with credit for time served, and immediate parole.
A Philadelphia jury found that defendants John Benson and Sheakia Stubbs took their four-year-old son along during a South Street jewelry heist and then left him behind during their getaway.
Store owner Yaniv Cohen says defendants John Benson (left) and Sheakia Stubbs (right) were looking at rings when Stubbs opened the door and held it open as Benson grabbed a tray of rings worth more than $60,000 and fled. Their four-year-old son was abandoned at the crime scene.
John Benson and Sheakia Stubbs allegedly stole about 18 rings worth more than $60,000, then left their four-year-old son behind during the getaway.