Lawrence Sentenced For Killing Sister's Abusive Boyfriend

By Scott Sarvay

April 11, 2011 Updated Apr 11, 2011 at 5:39 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A Fort Wayne man learns his fate for killing his sister's alleged abuser.

In March, a jury convicted 36-year-old Charles Lawrence of shooting his sister's boyfriend, Quinton Lewis and named him a habitual offender, based on previous convictions, including armed robbery and attempted murder.

The judge sentenced Lawrence to 60-years for the Lewis murder and 30-more years for being a habitual offender.

But Lawrence has maintained his innocence saying there was a lack of evidence linking him to the murder, like fingerprints, DNA and witnesses.

Charles Lawrence said, “Yes, I'm going to appeal, because they have no evidence on me. You convicted me because of what I already served time for. Because I'm a brother of the victim. That's it. You have no evidence at all."

Lewis' aunt spoke about her nephew prior to sentencing speaking to Lawrence saying "I am so glad justice will prevail here today."

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