Sar­gent sen­tenced to life for Jan­uary mur­der

Dorchester Star - - NEWS -

CAM­BRIDGE — A Cam­bridge woman con­victed of mur­der in Au­gust was sen­tenced Thurs­day, Oct. 25, to life in prison.

Af­ter a five-day jury trial in Dorch­ester County Cir­cuit Court, La­sonya Corinne Sar­gent, 40, was found guilty on Aug. 24 of fir­stand sec­ond-de­gree mur­der, first-de­gree as­sault and use of a firearm in a vi­o­lent crime.

On Thurs­day, Judge Brett W. Wil­son sen­tenced Sar­gent to life in prison on the first-de­gree mur­der count and an ad­di­tional 20 years on the firearm count.

Cam­bridge po­lice of­fi­cers were called about 2:40 p.m. Tues­day, Jan. 30, for a re­ported shoot­ing at 803 Wood Duck Drive. They found Sar­gent with a gun­shot wound to her chest, and Sharod I. Mack, 35, with two gun­shot wounds to the head, po­lice said.

Mack was pro­nounced dead at the scene, and Sar­gent was taken to Univer­sity of Mary­land Shore Med­i­cal Cen­ter at Dorch­ester in Cam­bridge for emer­gency treat­ment and then the Univer­sity of Mary­land Shock Trauma Cen­ter in Bal­ti­more.

Sar­gent was ar­rested Tues­day, Feb. 6, when she was re­leased from the hos­pi­tal.

In a press re­lease, Dorch­ester County State’s At­tor­ney Wil­liam H. Jones of­fered con­do­lences to Mack’s fam­ily, and thanked the Cam­bridge Po­lice Depart­ment and Deputy State’s At­tor­ney Molly W. Fox, who pros­e­cuted the case.

LA­SONYA C. SAR­GENT

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