Headline — 09 November 2012 — by Rochelle Gillett
Life for Lavern  Longsworth, 38

Longsworth was convicted of killing her common-law husband, David White

Today, one week after being convicted of the murder of her common-law husband, David White, 31, Lavern “Anti-Christ” Longsworth, 38, was sentenced by Justice Adolph Lucas to life in prison, effective December 14, 2010, the day she was remanded for the crime.

White, on July 15, 2010, was doused with kerosene by Longsworth. After throwing the kerosene on him, she then set him on fire, causing second degree burns to his body, eventually leading to his death on August 2, 2010.

In a plea for mitigation, Longsworth’s daughter, Kyla Reynolds, 18, gave a statement to the court. In that statement, she recounted to the court that she loves her mother, no matter what she had done.

“I know she has made many cry, and sad…but when you do bad, you must suffer the consequence. And that is what my mother is doing.”

She continued by telling the court that when her mother and White used to fight, she would tell her to go to the police station, and she never went. She, instead, told her that she needed to understand the situation.

She finished by apologizing to White’s family, and asking the court “to please find it in your heart to forgive her.”

After Reynolds gave her statement, Longsworth then addressed the court, also asking White’s family to forgive her.

Justice Lucas then handed down his sentence of life and Longsworth was then led out of the court to officially begin serving her life sentence.

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