Woman Sentenced To 15 Years For Man’s Murder, She Didn’t Pull The Trigger

The woman who lured a 21-year-old Dover man into what was supposed to be a robbery has pled guilty to her role in his murder.

Officials announced this week that Lisa Wagaman, 31, of Dover, pled guilty to Murder Second Degree and Conspiracy Second Degree for the 2017 killing of Daquan Dukes.

In June 2017, Wagaman told Dukes she needed a ride to the Pine Grove Apartments on Webbs Lane in Dover. Once in the parking lot, her co-defendant Brett Scott approached the car and exchanged gunfire with Dukes.

Scott was shot in the chest, hand, and foot, and Dukes was fatally shot in the chest. After Wagaman pled guilty, a Superior Court judge immediately sentenced Wagaman to 15 years in prison, followed by 6 months of either home confinement or work release, then 1 year of probation.

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Whitelock prosecuted the case with assistance from paralegal Sue Balik, administrative assistant Amanda Balke, and social worker Esther Powell.

In July, a jury convicted Scott of Murder Second Degree, Attempted Robbery First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony and Conspiracy Second Degree, and he was sentenced by a judge to 26 years in prison, followed by 1 year of work release then 1 year of probation.

 

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