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Centreville woman convicted of murder in shooting of boyfriend

A 64-year-old Fairfax County woman who allegedly fatally shot her 34-year-old boyfriend inside her apartment in Centreville last year was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder, and the Fairfax Circuit Court jury imposed a 14-year sentence.

Ahmed Chouaib, who lived in the Lincolnia area, was shot in the side and in the back inside the apartment of Maria de las Mercedes Tizon, in the 14000 block of Climbing Rose Way, on Aug.15.

Tizon then went to a neighbor's apartment and said she had shot her boyfriend and that he was in the bathroom, court records show. She then laid a revolver outside the neighbor's door.

Tizon was convicted after a four-day trial before Chief Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Dennis J. Smith. The jury then sentenced her to 11 years for second-degree murder, and a mandatory three years for the use of a firearm in a felony, which must run consecutive to the murder sentence.

Tizon faced a range of five to 40 years on the murder charge.

Smith will formally impose the sentence on Aug. 20. He can decrease or maintain the jury's sentence, but he cannot increase it.

-- Tom Jackman

By Tom Jackman  |  May 21, 2010; 3:39 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax , Homicide , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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64 and 34 year old having a relationship and the 64 year old commits murder, scary.

Posted by: zcxnissan | May 21, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Where are the editors? Since she was convicted, this is no longer an "alleged" crime. It's a done deal!

Posted by: tradervic1313 | May 21, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Very disturbing. I guess this goes to show that (at least in some cases) when getting involved with a "cougar", one had best watch out for the teeth and claws.

Posted by: nan_lynn | May 21, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

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