Sentencing set for murder plea
Published 2:00 pm Sunday, August 3, 2014
A sentencing date has been set for a woman who pleaded guilty to the shooting death of her live-in boyfriend.
Alina Dale Lamey pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of her then live-in boyfriend on July 7 of this year. Friday the court set her sentencing date for Aug. 12, said 15th District Attorney Hal Kittrell.
She will go before 15th Circuit Court Judge Prentiss Harrell on that date. For her plea of guilty to second degree murder, she faces between 20 to 40 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
The case began on Jan. 19, 2013 after Lamey called emergency personnel to her home located at 59 B. Burgetown Rd., where she and her live-in boyfriend, 33-year-old Nickoles Ray Sullivan, lived. Lamey told emergency responders that Sullivan suffering a gunshot wound to his back, according to a previous story in the Item.
When they arrived she informed investigators an unseen person had shot the man. After being shot Sullivan walked toward his house but fell near the front porch. Sullivan was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel, the story states.
Lamey was arrested 12 hours later after an investigation into the matter showed she was the one who pulled the trigger, the previous story states.
Kittrell said 42-year-old Lamey and Sullivan had engaged in a fight the day of the shooting. Due to that fight, she had shot at him several times while he was in the back yard using a .22 caliber revolver, Kittrell said.