Woman pleads guilty to murder

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 6, 2005

The Selma Times-Journal

Lizzie Mae Lewis pleaded guilty to stabbing her boyfriend to death with a steak knife in January 2004.

Lewis, who killed her husband after catching him in bed with another woman, pleaded guilty to a murder charge. At minimum, she could be sentenced to 20 years for the crime.

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Lewis, 43, could get life for the crime. Sentencing is scheduled for later this month.

Lewis, of Selma, found her boyfriend, Roosevelt Jackson Jr. in room 105 of the Craig Motel.

She pulled a steak knife out of her pocket and stabbed him, killing the man on Jan. 19.

Police called to the scene found Lewis and Jackson’s paramour standing over his body.

Lewis told police that she attacked him.

“I found my man laid up in here with her and I stabbed him,” she said, according to police reports.

Police took the bloody steak knife from her and arrested her.

Jackson was transported to Vaughan Regional Medical Center. He was pronounced dead about three hours after the attack.

Lewis was arrested on a charge of domestic violence/ assault and murder.

The DV/A charge was dropped in exchange for her guilty plea on Monday in a Dallas County Circuit Court.

District attorney Michael Jackson praised the work of his prosecutor on the case, Mickey Avery.

“Mickey did a very good job on this murder case,” he said.