Last of 5 men sentenced in shooting death of Salina girl

Jerome Forbes
Allie Saum (Photo provided by and used by permission of Saum family)
Allie Saum (Photo provided by and used by permission of
Saum family)

SALINA, Kan. (AP) – The last of five young men involved in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Salina girl has been sentenced to prison.

Twenty-year-old Jerome Forbes was sentenced Friday to five years and eight months in prison for his role in the May 2015 death of Allie Saum.

Prosecutors say the men were seeking revenge after an earlier confrontation. Saum was shot as she rode in her boyfriend’s pickup, which was similar to one the men were seeking. Saum and her boyfriend had nothing to do with the earlier confrontation.

The Salina Journal reports that Forbes expressed regret for his role in the shooting and hopes to do something in the future to make amends.