Crime

Draton Mares, ex-Craigslist hookup, guilty in Globetrotters trainer Thomas Bashline's death

In November 2011, we told you about the murder of Thomas Bashline, a sometime trainer for the Harlem Globetrotters.

Just under a year later, Draton Mares, 24, has been convicted of first-degree murder in the crime, which took place after a relationship that began more than a year earlier with a Craigslist hookup went terribly wrong.

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