State Attorney Bill Eddins announced yesterday an Escambia County Grand Jury indicted Dontonio Diaz Thornton and Willie Mae Thornton for one count of First Degree Murder – Premeditated or Felony, in the death of Phuong Truong.
On September 13, 2014, Phuong Truong, the owner/operator of T&M Foodmart on Michigan Avenue, was shot and killed during the course of a robbery. Dontonio Thornton’s is scheduled for his arraignment today at 9:00 a.m. and Willie Mae Thornton is scheduled for her arraignment on October 23, 2014 at 9:00.
Both the investigation and arrest were conducted by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant State Attorney Jeff Gaddy is prosecuting the case.