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Cheetara Goldsmith sentenced in 2012 homicide

Cheetara Goldsmith was sentenced in court Friday. Cheetara Goldsmith was sentenced in court Friday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman who shot and killed another woman at a volatile homicide scene on a day of numerous violent incidents in west Louisville in 2012 was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday.

Cheetara Goldsmith opened fire on Makeba Lee on May 17, 2012 shortly after Lee's boyfriend, Tyson Mimms, and Goldsmith's boyfriend, Craig Bland Jr., were killed in a shootout on South 32nd Street. Two other men were injured in the shootout.

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Goldsmith pleaded guilty in court Friday, prompting this reaction from Lee's mother: "I want you to look at me. My grandson misses his mom," WAVE 3 News' Katherine Kington reported.

Goldsmith killed Lee in front of a WAVE 3 News crew whose camera was rolling as bullets flew around them.

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Moments later, Goldsmith pointed her gun at Louisville Metro Police Officer Vadim Dale, the former star of the Australian reality show Outback Jack. Dale shot and wounded Goldsmith.

Goldsmith was due to stand trial on Monday for Lee's murder, but she accepted a plea deal, which led to her sentencing on Friday.

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