June 17, 2010 in Region

5-year sentence in Lakewood officers shooting

Associated Press
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TACOMA, Wash. — A woman convicted of rendering criminal assistance in the shooting deaths of four Lakewood, Wash., police officers was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

Pierce County Deputy Prosecutor Kevin McCann had asked for a 10-year sentence for LaTanya Clemmons.

Judge Stephanie Arend ruled that five years is the maximum she could give under sentencing guidelines and jury findings.

The 34-year-old Clemmons, who was convicted last Thursday, is the sister of Maurice Clemmons who gunned down the officers in November at a Parkland coffee shop. He was killed two days later by a Seattle police officer.

She paid for a motel room and bus fare for Darcus Allen, the alleged getaway driver. He’s awaiting trial on aggravated murder charges.

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