The 57-year-old woman who shot and killed two women in a Grand Blanc leasing office was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday, Aug. 8. 

      Jacquelyne Faye Tyson was found mentally ill and guilty of second-degree murder and other charges July 9 in the Genesee County 7th Circuit Court, nearly three years after she fatally shot Lyric Work, 20, formerly of Linden, and Tamara Johnson, 45, from Mt. Morris.

      Tyson also was found guilty and mentally ill beyond a reasonable doubt on three other counts, including two counts of felony firearm and one count of premeditated murder in the first degree.

      On July 26, 2016, Tyson entered the Grand Oaks Apartments offices and shot Work, who was pregnant at the time, and Johnson. Doctors were able to save Work’s baby girl, who is now 3 years old. Since the killings, Tyson has been declared incompetent twice, but was found to be competent this past January.

      She rejected a plea deal late last year. Tyson underwent months of psychiatric treatment in Ypsilanti. She pleaded guilty but mentally ill or insane in February. The court rejected her insanity plea.




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