Norfolk, Va. • A Utah man who was in a love triangle and mistakenly killed a Virginia elementary college trainer was sentenced Friday to 22 years in jail.
Court docket paperwork stated Shaw and his now-24-year-old ex-lover Teniqu Cushman plotted to kill Alex Novak, Cushman’s ex-boyfriend. Prosecutor Brent Johnson stated Cushman informed Shaw that Novak emotionally abused her and he or she wished Shaw to precise revenge on Novak.
The person, from Sevier, tried to kill Novak on New 12 months’s Eve 2017 however as an alternative fatally shot Hendrix, who was a long-time buddy of Novak’s. She was sitting in Novak’s automotive when Shaw shot her.
Novak was in a close-by storage and got here out and shot Shaw. Chesapeake police discovered Shaw affected by gunshot wounds on the facet of the automotive. He informed authorities a driver shot him on Interstate 64, however state police stated they did not discover proof to assist his declare.
Cushman admitted to giving Shaw info to kill Novak. She pleaded responsible to conspiring to commit first-degree homicide and was sentenced in November to 6 years and 9 months.
“My complete phrase falls aside and I knew, due to my careless actions, somebody was gone from the Earth who didn’t deserve it,” Cushman stated.