Two men found guilty in the July 2012 drive-by shooting of Wendy Fisher were sentenced Thursday.
Trayon Washington, the accused triggerman, was sentenced to life in prison, while Pat Brown, the driver, was sentenced to 30 years, said Robin Hudson, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Ashley Rich.
Brown, 23 and Washington, 20, were found guilty in January of the murder of Fisher, a 40-year-old mother who was shot in her front yard.
On the day of the crime, Washington and Brown were near Racine Avenue, where Fisher lived, because Washington was selling crack, which he admitted in a videoed interview played in court. Brown was driving a silver Nissan Altima, while Fisher was outside her home. She ran to get one of her dogs as Brown was speeding down the street.
As the car slowed to a stop, Fisher and Brown got into an argument and then he drove a short way and stopped the car again. That’s when Washington got out of the car and fired a gun.
One of the bullets hit Fisher in the chest, killing her. Her death shocked many across the city because of the arbitrary nature of the killing and that it took place in front of her family.
Hudson said both Brown and Washington are expected to appeal. Brown would be eligible for parole in the future, she said.