Former Miss Lawton Contestant Sentenced In Death Of Soldier

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 8:41 am
By: News On 6

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) -- A Comanche County judge has sentenced a former Miss Lawton contestant to ten years in prison for her role in the 2006 death of a Minnesota Army National Guardsman.

Twenty-year-old Anika Getter pleaded guilty to one count of accessory after the fact in connection with the robbery and murder of Army 2nd Lieutenant Robert Eugene Hayes Junior.

Hayes was shot three times as he tried to escape a robbery at an ATM machine.

Prosecutors say 20-year-old Derrick M. Koonce fired the shots that killed Hayes. Koonce pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

Thirty-year-old Shamika Wilson was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of accessory after the fact in April.

Getter, Wilson and Koonce were accused of gathering at Getter's residence and conspiring to rob Hayes, who was asleep at Wilson's residence.

Hayes had traveled to Lawton to attend the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill.