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She Wore A Wig And Mask To Her Ex's Home. Then She Opened Fire On His New Girlfriend And Child.

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Source: Galesburg police; MEGA

Apr. 9 2022, Published 2:29 p.m. ET

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An Illinois woman was jealous of her ex’s relationship with a new girlfriend. So, she bought a gun, wore a disguise and opened fire on the woman’s car.

Now, she will spend years in prison.

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Recently, a judge in Illinois sentenced Maquesha Ramey to 65 years in prison for the shooting death of Rachel Likes, according to KWQC. Ramey will have to serve the entirety of her sentence.

She was previously convicted of first-degree murder for the killing.

Ramey had previously been dating Michael Hubbard, but they were separated. Hubbard was then dating Likes in January 2021 when Likes was killed in Galesburg, Illinois.

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Prosecutor Jeremy Karlin told the jury that Ramey repeatedly searched Hubbard’s name on Facebook days before the shooting, according to The Galesburg Register-Mail.

Ramsey went to Mississippi, where she bought a gun. She then returned to Illinois with the intention to commit murder, according to the Register-Mail.

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Ramey disguised herself in a hoodie, mask and wig and drove to Hubbard’s house, where she saw Likes parked. She then shot at Likes’ car nine times, hitting the victim three times, according to reports. The fatal shot was to the head. Likes’ son was in the backseat of the car at the time of the shooting.


“I agree it probably wasn’t her plan to kill Rachel Likes, but she did,” Karlin said, according to The Register-Mail. The plan was likely to kill Hubbard, officials said.

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Ramey testified that Hubbard wrestled with her over the gun when it went off, the newspaper reported. But prosecutors said the shots were deliberate.

The defense tried to argue that the police investigation was incomplete and targeted Ramey early on, according to the Register-Mail. The jury didn’t buy it.

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At sentencing, Ramey admitted to her crime.

“Rachel, I know you aren’t here and it’s my fault. I held a gun to you and pulled the trigger and I can’t take that back and for that I’m truly sorry,” Ramsey said, according to KWQC. She then turned her attention to the victim’s family.

“I hope maybe, just maybe one day you will find forgiveness in your heart. I’m taking full responsibility for my actions. What I did was wrong.”


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