Man sentenced in theater manager shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The man convicted of shooting a movie theater manager was sentenced Monday.

Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge  Michael Krumholtz sentenced Michael Cartwright III, 19, of Dayton, to 21 years in prison for shooting Anika Emmanuel during a robbery outside the Danbarry Cinemas in Huber Heights in June 2013.

“I would like to apologize to the victim and to her family. For the emotional and physical pain I put them through,” said Cartwrigh

He was found guilty on counts of aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

Prosecutors called the crime a person’s worst nightmare.

“This was a completely random act of violence perpetrated against an innocent victim, that simply had the misfortune of walking out of the movie theater at that given moment,” said Assistant Montgomery County Prosecutor Jon Marshall.

Cartwright faced a maximum 25 years behind bars. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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