The owner of a carrier based out of Georgia has been sentenced to life in prison without a chance of parole for the murder of a relative of a federal witness. The murder and multiple other crimes all came after the owner, Devasko Lewis, was issued an out of service order.
If that name sounds familiar to you, it may be because TruckersReport reported on him last year. He’s the same Devasko Lewis who was shut down, reopened under a new name, was shut down again and sentenced to jail, and then reopened again while serving out his prison sentence. He and his co-defendant, Corey Daniels, were found guilty of conspiring to violate imminent hazard out-of-service orders.
Since the last time we heard about Lewis and Daniels, Daniels had agreed to testify against Lewis in federal court. If convicted of the newest crime, Lewis would have been serving an additional 12 months in prison, so rather than allowing Daniels to testify, he allegedly hired a hit man.
According to testimony from the hit man himself, he was first sent to Daniels’ mother’s house where he was supposed to kill her. When the woman would not come to the door, he instead fired shots from his gun through the window.
Unsatisfied with the attempt, Lewis allegedly told the hit man to take out Daniels. Instead however, he botched the job and ended up killing Daniels’ nephew by posing as an interested buyer for the man’s car, luring him outside, and shooting him in the head. The hit man received a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
In Lewis’ sentencing hearing, the judge tried to make sense of the motivation for the murder.
“He was facing 12 months in prison and he hires a man to literally take out and kill the man who’s going to testify against him,” said the judge. “That is hard for me to comprehend.”
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