Wednesday, February 28, 1996

Damon Barton - Murdered Officer Anna Hamilton Barton June 12, 2014

On June 12, 2014, Detroit Police Officer Anna Hamilton Barton was shot and killed by her husband Damon Barton. At the time of her murder, Officer Hamilton was considering filing for divorce from her husband.

Officer Anna Hamilton Barton - Murdered - Detroit PD - June 12, 2014


Damon Barton's violent past:
In 1996 Damon was convicted of 1st degree home invasion, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault with intent to commit murder, and felonious assault.

In that incident, Damon Barton's had broken into the home of his ex girlfriend - Kenniqua Bonner. Barton expressed anger over the demise of their relationship and threatened to kill her, struggled with Bonner’s mother, and fired shots at Bonner as she ran from her house carrying her child. 

Barton was charged with assault with intent to commit murder, felonious assault, first-degree home invasion, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. 

The jury convicted Barton of first-degree home invasion, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault with intent to commit murder, and felonious assault.

In 1996, Barton was sentenced to 17 - 30 years in prison. He served 17 years and released from prison on parole on March 19, 2013. 
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