A 31-year-old Conway woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday in the January 2016 shooting death of her husband.
Lashawnda Renee Macon calmly stood before the court in June as she pleaded guilty in her husband’s death. On Tuesday, she again stood indifferently as Circuit Judge Charles "Ed" Clawson Jr. sentenced her to 25 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
Before the bailiffs handcuffed Macon, Clawson reminded her that with her guilty plea she would not be able to appeal the court’s decision.
Macon previously pleaded guilty in her husband’s shooting death on June 12 and remained free on a $100,000 bond as Clawson reviewed the details of the Jan. 4, 2016 incident that lead to 35-year-old Glen "Fredd" Macon Jr.’s death.
Lashawnda was initially charged with first-degree battery in January 2016. However, after Glen died from a gunshot wound he sustained during a heated argument with Lashawnda, charges were upgraded to second-degree murder.
The two began fighting around 3 a.m. Jan. 4, 2016, after Lashawnda had gone through Glen’s phone and noted some "inappropriate messages and photos between [Glen] and another woman," according to court documents.
Lashawnda left their home on Fair Oaks Drive to spend the night with her mother when the argument between her and Glen became heated. She returned home after her mother left for work at 5 a.m.
When she returned to the couple’s home, the two began arguing again. She said she "had gone into the bathroom with her phone and was trying to contact police" after Glen physically attacked her, but he "kicked the door open and took away her phone" before she could dial 911.
Court documents note Glen left the house after taking Lashawnda’s phone and she chased after him in her BMW sport utility vehicle, catching up to him about a block and a half down the street. She admitted to shooting Glen after he said he did not have her phone.
"Lashawnda said that she had only fired the pistol once and had hit Fredd where she was aiming," the affidavit reads. "Lashawnda said Fredd fell down to the side of the road and was saying that he loved her hand was sorry. Lashawnda then spoke to Fredd saying that she had told him shim she would ‘blow [his] head off’ if he ever physically assaulted her. Lashawnda said she told Fredd: ‘Get in the damn car!’ She further said: ‘I will kill you AND take you to the hospital.’"
Glen died soon after she dropped him off at Conway Regional Medical Center’s emergency room.