Woman Sentenced For Lying in Buying Gun That Killed Officer

By: KLKN Newsroom


ATLANTA (AP) _ A judge has sentenced a Georgia woman to home confinement and probation after she admitted lying when she bought a gun that her boyfriend used to kill a Nebraska police officer.

A judge on Tuesday sentenced Jalita Johnson to a year’s probation, 180 days of home confinement and community service.

Federal prosecutors say Johnson in April bought a Glock semiautomatic gun, a 50-round drum magazine and ammunition from a pawnshop.

Johnson wrote on the purchase form that she was buying the gun for herself. She later admitted she was buying it on behalf of her boyfriend Marcus Wheeler, a convicted felon.

Police in Omaha say Wheeler killed Kerrie Orozco on May 20 when he opened fire on officers trying to arrest him. Wheeler was killed when another officer returned fire.