D.C. Superior Court Judge Rhonda R. Winston today sentenced Dannielle Wayne, 22, to 17 ½ years for her role in killing Hairston during a robbery attempt inside his Southeast Washington home. Winston sentenced co-defendant Arkeeta Hendrick, 21, to 16 ½ years on July 25.(Hat tip to the Wee Lass for pointing out I had missed this story)
When they pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in April, Wayne and Hendrick admitted accepting Hairston's invitation to his home at 335 Burns St. SE, where they socialized during the early morning hours of May 15, 2004. The women, who had carried concealed handguns into Hairston's home without his knowledge, attempted to rob him as he returned from his kitchen, but a struggle ensued.
Hairston died from a single gunshot wound under his right armpit, which Hendrick admitted inflicting after she was knocked to the ground in an attempt to force Hairston to stop struggling with Wayne. The women attempted to clean up the crime scene before fleeing in Hairston's rental car.
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Former DC BoE member's murders sentenced
Terry Hairston served on the DC Board of Education between 1995 and 1998 representing Ward 7. On May 15, 2004 he was murdered by two acquaintances during a botched robbery. Today, after pleading guilty to murder the trigger woman and her accomplice were sentenced: