Man accused of shooting Lincoln mother of 5 sentenced to prison
A man has been sentenced for the shooting of a Lincoln mother of five.
Rashaun Jones, 28, who authorities said shot his girlfriend, 25-year-old Davonnis Wilkinson, several times at her home near N 1st and Superior Street last year, was sentenced Thursday on a number of charges. All said, he faces between 53 and 61 years.
Police said Jones and Davonnis have five children together, and three of them were home when Wilkinson was shot on Sept. 9. Investigators said the shooting likely came during an argument the couple was having.
Wilkinson, walking with the assistance of a cane, was with family in the courtroom Thursday. She read a victim impact letter before the sentencing, in which she said "I want you to cry like I cried."
Wilkinson, who suffered critical injuries in the shooting, said she is sad that she's physically unable to swim with her kids and has had to relearn to read and walk again. At one point, doctors recommended removing her from life support and called her recovery "miraculous."
The judge agreed with prosecutors that Jones should be given a lengthy sentence to help protect Wilkinson and her children, as the two had a long history of domestic violence.
Wilkinson told a Channel 8 Eyewitness News reporter in the court house that she "felt nothing" after the sentencing was read.