Hawthorne woman sentenced to life in Essex bus stop shooting

A Hawthorne woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for having her boyfriend gun down the father of her child near an Essex bus stop on Feb. 18, prosecutors said.

Police said Laquesha Lewis, 25, fought with Robert Holiday 27, at her home on Shagbark Road when he attempted to visit his child. Afterward, police said Lewis, who was in a relationship with Michael Desmon Martin, 23, sent him text messages about Holiday's whereabouts. Lewis also sent messages to Holiday telling him he would soon die.

Martin and Mikal A. Martin, 20, were charged in the shooting near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Old Eastern Avenue that left two others injured.

Both men are scheduled to appear in court next week for trial.



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