http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2008...nced_to_1.htmlCLEVELAND - Lesleye Holliman was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole for 15 years for her role in the slaying of a 15-year-old girl.
Holliman, 18, pleaded guilty to murder last month for killing Demesha Sharp.
On Oct. 19, 2007, Holliman -- with backup from several family members -- stabbed Sharp and severed her aorta. Holliman, who was 17 at the time of the slaying, and Sharp had a contentious relationship.
Her cousin, Anthony Holliman, 20, stabbed a 16-year-old boy who tried to stop the attack. Anthony Holliman pleaded guilty to attempted murder and felonious assault and faces a maximum of 18 years in prison when he is sentenced next month.
Holliman's mother, Yulonda, and grandmother, Annetta, also kept onlookers at bay during the attack by using pepper spray and a stun gun, according to police reports. Yulonda pleaded guilty Wednesday to felonious assault and involuntary manslaughter. She faces a maximum of 13 years in prison. She is scheduled to be sentenced next month as well.
Annetta Holliman was out on bail when she died in August of natural causes.
Victim Demesha Sharp
Coverage from October 2007:
http://blog.cleveland.com/pdworld/20...randdaugh.htmlDemesha Sharp's death during a melee was the culmination of a yearlong feud with 17-year-old Lesleye Holliman.
"The hatred that must have been there, to see the victim and to go and get everyone and come back and kill her," Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Carmen Naso "I've never seen anything like it."
Demesha and her family had lived in the North Collinwood neighborhood but moved away. The feud between the girls and their families continued to simmer, though, and it reignited when Demesha returned to her former home to collect mail.
Article goes into detail the who-what-whens of things.
The family that fights together obviously does not stay together.