Scorned lover gets 28 years in prison

September 2, 2010 5:53:44 AM PDT
A 28-year-old Monroe woman has been sentenced to 28 years in prison in connection with the 2008 shooting death of her romantic rival. Prosecutors say Tasha Lister, who was indicted on a second-degree murder charge, shot 20-year-old Jessica Williams of Monroe in the neck in a dispute over a man on Feb. 4, 2008.

The News-Star reports the man charged with giving Lister the gun used in the shooting, 33-year-old Ronald Gix, was sentenced in August 2008 to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors dismissed the second-degree murder count against him. Police said Gix was not the man at the center of the deadly dispute.

State District Judge Carl Sharp sentenced Lister on Wednesday.