Killer’s Sister Convicted As Accessory In Murders Of 4 WA Cops


The sister of Maurice Clemmons has been convicted in the first criminal trial stemming from the slayings of four Lakewood, Wash., police officers, reports the Seattle Times. A jury on Thursday found LaTanya Clemmons guilty of helping her brother’s alleged getaway driver in the hours after the shootings last Nov. 29 in a Parkland coffee shop, the worst massacre of police in state history. Jurors had deliberated for nearly three days before returning the verdict on two counts of rendering criminal assistance, which carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. She was acquitted of two additional counts of rendering criminal assistance.

LaTanya Clemmons, 34, is the first of seven defendants – all family or friends of Maurice Clemmons – to stand trial for their alleged roles in the murders of Lakewood police officers Tina Griswold, Mark Renninger, Ronald Owens and Greg Richards. Maurice Clemons was shot and killed by a Seattle police officer after a 40-hour manhunt.

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