Kan. Man Gets 11 Years for Stealing Purse and Wedding Ring From Dying Woman

Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
Dacquantrius Johnson

Danielle Zimmerman, 41, had just suffered a brain aneurysm and crashed her car into a Taco Bell drive-thru in Kansas when, prosecutors say, 21-year-old Dacquantrius Johnson and two of his friends approached Zimmerman’s car and stole her purse and the wedding ring off her finger—all while Zimmerman lay dying in the car, the New York Daily News reports.

For that crime, Johnson was sentenced to 136 months in prison—or a little over 11 years. On top of that, Johnson has to serve time for other burglary, robbery and theft convictions he garnered in 2013, the Wichita Eagle reported, which brings his total prison time to at least 20 years.


Zimmerman had been picking up dinner for her family at the drive-thru when she was stricken with the aneurysm and slammed her truck into the speaker at the drive-thru.

Zimmerman was rushed to the hospital but died a day later. Police found her purse on the side of the road, but her wedding ring was never discovered.

Zimmerman’s husband had a few words for Johnson in court after the sentencing. “I hope you reflect on your crime you committed every day while you’re in prison,” Kris Zimmerman said. “Dani didn’t deserve this to happen to her. She was a kind and compassionate person.”

Two of the men who were convicted along with Johnson—Keith Hickles and Quanique Thomas-Hameen—were sentenced, too, receiving nine- and 19-month prison bids, respectively. 


Read more at the New York Daily News and Wichita Eagle.

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