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Former CHP officer to be sentenced for murdering her husband

March 9, 2012 |  8:39 am

Tomiekia Johnson collapsed after she was convicted of killing her husband
A former California Highway Patrol officer who was convicted earlier this year of killing her husband is scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning.

A jury in January found Tomiekia Johnson guilty of first-degree murder for shooting Marcus Lemons in the head in 2009 shortly after the couple left a TGI Friday’s restaurant in Compton.

Johnson collapsed under the defense table after the verdict was read and she was taken from the courtroom by paramedics. She was remanded to custody and faces 50 years to life in prison at sentencing.


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-- Paloma Esquivel

Photo: Former CHP officer Tomiekia Johnson collapses on the floor in January after she was found guilty of murdering her husband. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times