Man sentenced to 25 years for killing immigrant cabbie

TACOMA -- A 37-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for killing cab driver Mohamud Ahmed during a robbery in March 2009.

A Pierce County Superior Court jury had convicted Jaycee Fuller of first-degree murder in November.

Prosecutors argued that Fuller was motivated by financial desperation and anger toward immigrants. They said that on March 8, 2009, Fuller attempted to rob Ahmed and killed him by slitting his throat and stabbing him in the liver.

At the sentencing, Ahmed's uncle spoke of the irony of his nephew escaping the violence of Somalia only to be murdered in his new country.