Gets 23 Years For Fatal Argument
A 39-year-old woman has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for stabbing her older sister to death inside of the Jamaica apartment they shared and assaulting an innocent bystander on the street moments later.
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown identified the defendant as Lovette Ross Hill, 39, of Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, who was sentenced last Thursday, Jan. 3, to a determinate term of 23 years in prison by Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth C. Holder.
Hill pleaded guilty last month to one count of second-degree murder and one count of third-degree assault.
“Today’s sentencing marks the conclusion of a particularly sad and troubling case in which the defendant admitted killing her own sister, as well as randomly attacking another woman who was simply walking home from work,” Brown said in a statement last Thursday. “The lengthy sentence imposed today is a measure of justice for both victims.”
According to the guilty plea, Hill stabbed her sister, Sharon Lee Hill, 59, repeatedly about the face, body and head during a dispute on May 8, 2011, inside the apartment.
Shortly after the fatal stabbing, Hill left her apartment and began running toward Merrick Boulevard and 111th Avenue, where she attacked a 53-year-old woman walking home. Hill punched, kicked and slapped the woman numerous times before fleeing the location.
Hill was arrested a short time later after police arrived at the scene of the assault and an eyewitness pointed her out to the police.
Senior Assistant District Attorney Denise Tirino of the District Attorney’s Homicide Trials Bureau prosecuted the case under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys Brad A. Leventhal, bureau chief, and Jack Warsawsky, deputy bureau chief, and the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Major Crimes Charles A. Testagrossa and Deputy Executive Assistant District Attorney for Major Crimes Daniel A. Saunders.