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
May 21, 2010; 3:39 PM ET
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