Edgewood woman gets life in murder of Hill District man

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An Edgewood woman was sentenced to life in prison today for the execution of a Hill District man.

In October, a jury convicted Sameania Carey, 31, in the shooting death of Termain "Butter" Woodson, 35, after they had a verbal spat outside a bar Ms. Carey and her girlfriend had attended at Chauncey Street and Wylie Avenue.

The first trial of Ms. Carey ended in a deadlocked jury. Her former girlfriend Tashaba Troup was acquitted. At the second trial, the key witness was Ms. Troup, who told the court Mr. Woodson held his hands up and removed his coat to show Ms. Carey he didn't have a gun before she shot him once in the head. The jury found the defendant guilty of first-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence without parole.

"This is the time of year you're supposed to be together with family," said Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge David R. Cashman. "The Woodson family will be together, without one person," he said. "You will be with your new family and you will be with that family for the rest of your life."

More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


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