Cambridge woman gets life sentence in fatal shooting
On Thursday, Judge Brett W. Wilson sentenced Lasonya Corinne Sargent, 40, to life in prison for firstdegree murder and an additional 20 years on a firearms charge. Sargent was convicted in August of the fatal Jan. 30 shooting of Sharod I. Mack, 35.
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 first- and 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.