Girlfriend who fled with felon after La Crosse homicide sentenced to 1 year

2014-02-18T11:00:00Z Girlfriend who fled with felon after La Crosse homicide sentenced to 1 yearANNE JUNGEN ajungen@lacrossetribune.com La Crosse Tribune

A judge this morning sentenced a La Crosse woman who fled the area with her boyfriend the morning that police say he fatally stabbed a man at the downtown Kwik Trip to one year in prison.

Brittany Jones, 23, also will serve two years on extended supervision. She has credit for 81 days.

Jones picked up boyfriend Mitrel Anderson early June 2 in an alley adjacent to the Cass Street Kwik Trip minutes after police say he fatally stabbed 24-year-old DeMario Lee in the head outside the restroom, according to court records.

Anderson, 25, argues he acted in self-defense. “Let’s get the (expletive) out of here,” Jones told him, according to court records.

She drove the couple in her mother’s car to Madison, where state agents arrested them the next day after police tracked them through cellphone records.

"You didn’t turn yourself in. You were discovered," Circuit Judge Elliott Levine said.

Lee's family called for a maximum sentence, testifying his death has devasted them.

“My daughter has to grow up without a father," his fiancee said. "She talks about him every day.”


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  1. katydid
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    katydid - February 19, 2014 6:50 am
    Like SallyJo said, Maybe she will turn her life around now. The statistics are against her and she will have to work hard..
  2. sharkcutie
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    sharkcutie - February 19, 2014 6:38 am
    Before spewing all this abuse, why don't you learn something about the law and the legal system. You don't know the facts of her conduct and you certainly don't know if the murder suspect has a valid defense. Finally, her sentence was probably worked out between her attorney and the prosecutor. If you don't like it, rag on the ADA.
  3. TruthHowAboutIt
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    TruthHowAboutIt - February 19, 2014 1:21 am
    What about harboring a fugitive and aiding and abetting a homicidal maniac? She should get the same sentence as the killer. Ever heard of the federal murder charge? On Dr. Phil 4 teens robbed a man who happened to be home, he killed one of the boys and the surviving robbers were charges with the boys (their friends) murder even though they didn't pull the trigger. The guy that was robbed got off for self.....what the f@$I is this world coming to?????
  4. sallyjo
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    sallyjo - February 18, 2014 1:29 pm
    I guess one year is fair, it's not like she was standing right there when the stabbing happened, but if it truly was self defense WHY THE HECK RUN? STAY AND EXPLAIN. Hopefully she will see that she was lucky and turn her life around.
  5. tower
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    tower - February 18, 2014 12:51 pm
    Oh pleeeease. This isn't the crime of the century. The POS in the car will get the heavy time, as he should.
  6. veteran2337
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    veteran2337 - February 18, 2014 11:50 am
    wow I am shocked but by lax standards of punishment I should not be. only one year for fleeing a suspect. found a new profession. wheelman.
  7. lutefisk
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    lutefisk - February 18, 2014 11:34 am
    You have to be kidding
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