Woman sentenced to prison in deadly shooting of Army veteran

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) -- A Colorado Springs woman was sentenced Wednesday for her role in the fatal shooting of an Army veteran last May at an east-side apartment complex.

Fourth Judicial District Judge Timothy J. Schutz sentenced Lakela Nicole Brasfield to 14½ years in prison, the result of a plea bargain in the May 3 death of Dionte Amon Harris.

Brasfield, 25, pleaded guilty in January to reckless manslaughter and accessory to murder. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed a second-degree murder count. She will receive credit for 339 days in custody.

Harris, 22, was gunned down at the Regal Estates apartment, 105. S. Academy Blvd., shortly after 9 p.m., leading to the arrests of Brasfield and two alleged accomplices, Colorado Springs police said. An arrest affidavit was sealed. Army records show Harris served as a wheeled vehicle mechanic in 2014 and 2015.

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