Woman found guilty in Clayton officer's death

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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A jury found a woman guilty of murder in the death of a Clayton County police officer.

Lisa Lebis was charged with felony murder in the killing of Officer Sean Callahan in December 2012.

Prosecutors said Lebis and her husband, Tremain Lebis, were asked to leave a Motel 6 in Stockbridge but refused.

Tremain Lebis ran from police and fired the shots that killed Callahan and injured another officer. Tremain Lebis was killed by an officer who returned fire.

Lisa Lebis was charged as a party to the crime. The state alleged she knew about a stash of weapons in their hotel room and and she knew her husband would shoot to kill to keep from going to jail, but didn't alert the officers.
 
Lebis' attorney says she is not responsible for her husband's actions and had nothing to do with Callahan's murder.

Jurors deliberated for most of the week, but took a few days off because of a winter storm.

On Monday, Lisa Lebis did not want to sit in a courtroom and listen to the officer's mother talk about the pain she felt since her son was murdered. After the jury found Lisa Lebis guilty of felony murder, she lashed out as Callahan's mom.

"He was only 26," said Callahan's mother,  Darlene Rogers. "He had his whole life in front of him."

Lebis blurted out about her own husband during Rogers' emotional testimony.

"My husband died, too, because (Callahan's partner) shot him," Lisa Lebis said.

Rogers, fed up with the interruptions, told Lebis not to speak to her.

"Don't you dare speak to me," Rogers said.

A tearful Rogers urged Judge Albert Collier to impose the maximum punishment possible.

Collier then sentenced Lisa Lebis to life without parole, plus 35 years.

"She does not deserve to walk the streets. My baby should be here," Rogers said.

Lebis insists she should not be responsible since she didn't pull the trigger.




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