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Friday, January 03, 2020 12:18 pm

70-year term ordered in East State Boulevard slaying

Matthew LeBlanc | The Journal Gazette

Quentin Stewart was ordered this morning to spend 70 years in prison for the murder of a man outside an East State Boulevard bar.

Stewart, 29, shot Codi McCann, 22, Dec. 6, 2016, as part of a "drug rip" -- a robbery about marijuana, prosecutors said. He was convicted last month of murder and a sentencing enhancement for using a gun to commit the crime.

Allen Superior Judge Fran Gull sentenced him this morning to 60 years on the murder charge and added 10 years for the enhancement, for a total of 70 years.

"I still have nightmares about that night," said Stacey Davis, McCann's mother. "I still cry every day because I miss my son so much."

McCann and a friend, Zachary Bailey, went to State Bar and Grill to meet Dorrion Jefferson -- also known as City. Bailey was inside the business while McCann was shot twice as he sat in the passenger seat of a car in the parking lot.

Bailey first told officers they were there to buy marijuana, but later said he was there to sell the drug. Prosecutors Tom Chaille and Jeff Stineburg said the robbery and killing was a set-up orchestrated by Jefferson.

Stewart, who also was shot, said he fired only after McCann drew a gun. He apologized in court today but also said he isn't a murderer.

Stewart said he will appeal.


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