Woman found guilty of murder, attempted murder in connection with 2016 shooting

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Rebecca Lawson

UPDATE: Rebecca Lawson was found guilty of murder and attempted murder in Jan. 2017. However, the Indiana Court of Appeals later reversed her conviction and ordered a new trial in August 2018. A jury found her guilty of murder and attempted murder during the retrial. She was sentenced to about 82.5 half years in prison. 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A woman was found guilty of murder and attempted murder Wednesday.

The conviction was in connection with a southwest side shooting that killed 35-year-old Patrick Brown and wounded 38-year-old Cecilia Land.

It happened in the 3400 block of South Lynhurst Drive around 8:45 p.m. in Feb. of 2016.

Police say Rebecca Lawson called 911 and peacefully surrendered to officers after the shooting. Lawson was later formally charged with murder and attempted murder.

Lawson’s sentencing is set for Feb. 8, 2017.