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Retaliation murder plot suspect allegedly fatally shot man he believed killed woman: Prosecutor

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Jan. 26 2022, Published 5:02 p.m. ET

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A New York man faces up to life in prison for allegedly avenging the murder of a woman killed in 2020, prosecutors said.

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On Sept. 17, 2020, Shadetta Franklin, 29, was shot in the head just after 7 p.m. and found in the road near a Syracuse liquor store, Syracuse.com reported.

Franklin died way at an area hospital two days after the shooting.

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According to the outlet, the following day, Sept. 20, Tyree Lawson was shot dead on the porch of a residence two blocks from where Franklin died. At the time, family said they believed Lawson, who was watching his younger cousins when he was killed, was targeted in a case of “mistaken identity.”

At a Jan. 25 court hearing, prosecutor Maureen Barry claimed Mysean Griswold, 21, murdered 30-year-old Lawson in a “planned out action” as retaliation for Franklin’s death — allegations Griswold's defense lawyer denied.

The day Franklin died, Griswold allegedly shot another man who survived, according to Syracuse.com.

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Two other defendants are also accused of playing a lesser role in the alleged retaliation plot.

On Sept. 29, 2020, Anthony Sutton Jr., 22, was arrested and charged with Franklin’s murder.

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