Bannerman sentenced in 2013 murder
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Nicholas Bannerman was sentenced Monday in the 2013 murder of Anjelo Freeman.
Bannerman was charged with second degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Bannerman was sentenced to between 15 and 18 years in prison for the crimes.
According to his lawyer, Bannerman was close with Freeman and even referred to him as “Uncle Angelo.” His lawyer said that Bannerman is very remorseful for his actions on October 1, 2013, and will live with that remorse for the rest of his life.
The state lawyer brought up a previous armed robbery charge for Bannerman saying that he had another side to his life that his family and friends didn’t know about. Wilmington Police said at the time of his arrest that Bannerman had gang affiliation.
Two other men were involved in the incident that night. Raamaj Tyshawn Walker was sentenced in August. Tre Scott was sentenced in October.
Bannerman’s lawyer said that he has served that last 2 years in jail in isolation for fear of retaliation from the others involved in the murder. Today the judge ordered that Bannerman be housed in a separate facility from them.
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