Rochester man sentenced to over 27 years in 2019 murder
(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester man has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for his role in the 2019 death of Garad Roble.
25-year-old Ayub Iman was sentenced in Olmsted County Court Thursday, to 326 months in prison, with 36 months and 4 days credit for time served.
Iman was found guilty by an Olmsted County jury of aiding and abetting second-degree murder back in April.
Roble’s body was found on March 5, 2019, on the 2300 block of 4th St SE in Rochester. He was shot eleven times.
Despite a lack of physical evidence placing Iman and his co-defendant, Muhidin Abukar at the scene, the state created a map and timeline of the night Roble died by using cell phone towers around Rochester and mapping out the movements of phones associated with Roble, Iman, and Abukar.
The court heard an impact statement from Roble’s mother during sentencing Thursday. In her statement she said she has been forever changed by this trial, and her son’s autopsy photos still haunt her.
"He was kind. He was funny. He was loved. But most importantly, he was human," her statement said of Roble.
Iman’s co-defendant, Abukar,pleaded guilty in May to 2nd-degree murder without intent. Abukar is scheduled to be sentenced on June 23rd.