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A Louisiana man has been sentenced to life for killing his cop girlfriend, who was the mother of his child.
Tre’Veon Demarcus Anderson, 29, was sentenced to life without parole on Tuesday for the 2019 murder of Chatéri Alyse Payne, 22, the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office stated in a press release.
He was found guilty in April for both second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit second-degree murder. He received life for the first charge and an extra 30 years for the second. The sentences will run consecutively.
Anderson murdered Payne, “the mother of his child, as she prepared to begin her patrol shift,” the press release states. She was an office with the Shreveport Police Department.
She was killed inside the home that the couple shared while their 2-year-old daughter was present on Jan. 9. She was wearing her police uniform at the time, People reports.
During a victim impact statement, Payne’s mother Lakeitha Nash-Hudson stated that the murder “has destroyed our family.
“It will never be the same,” she said. “To the world she was Officer Payne, but to me she was Lyse. We are mourning Lyse and it all seems so unfair."
She said that granddaughter is now forced to grow up without a mother.
“Her baby girl graduated kindergarten last week and her mommy wasn’t there,” she said. “It’s so unfair to her. She tries to hold on to the memories that she has of her mom."
"She was my first child, my love, still is and regardless she’ll always be my love," Nash-Hudson added. "I lost my child but her baby lost her mom, her dad and even her grandmother — because now her grandmother has had to become mom.”
A motive for the murder has not been disclosed.
Two of Anderson’s cousins were indicted on the same charges as he was in connection with the murder. Lawrence Pierre II, 24, pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder and prosecutors in turn dropped a conspiracy charge against him, according to the Associated Press. He was also sentenced to life. Glenn Montreal Frierson, 41, was acquitted in April on both murder and conspiracy charges.
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