Lafayette woman convicted in 2010 slaying with prosthetic leg
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - After deliberating for less than two
hours, a Lafayette Parish jury has convicted Debra Sue Hewitt in
the 2010 slaying of her boyfriend.
Hewitt and John Clifford Romine were both accused in the killing
of 47-year-old Dwayne Ball, whose decomposing body was found five
to six weeks after his death.
Prosecutor Pat Magee said Hewitt, who uses a wheelchair since
losing her leg, of stomping on Ball with her prosthetic leg, then
taking the leg off and using it to strike Ball repeatedly on the
Magee said Romine is set to stand trial for second-degree murder
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/GPV7hJ ) Hewitt waived her
sentencing rights and was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday by
state District Judge Marilyn Castle.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com
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