Sellersburg man accused of murdering wife appears in court
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WAVE) - A Clark County man is facing multiple charges for the alleged role he played in the death of his wife, Elizabeth Bennett Lewis.
Mac Lewis of Sellersburg appeared in court Monday where prosecutor Jeremy Mull argued he should be held without bond. The judge granted the request. Lewis was charged with murder, attempted murder and criminal recklessness with a firearm.
Police said Bennett’s 11-year-old daughter was in the house with her 10-year-old friend and called 911 while Lewis was shooting throughout the house.
Officers arrested Lewis on State Road 60 not long after the shooting.
The Bennett family attorney, Larry Wilder, said he’s known the family for years and added the family is understandably upset.
”What I would say is, everybody go home tonight and hug your kids,” Wilder said. “This is just a terrible situation, when people you know and love suffer, so that’s what I would ask everyone to do.”
Bennett was a successful nurse and loving mother of two daughters, according to her former coworker and friend, Elizabeth Mohler. After a few days, Mohler said she is still trying to process the news.
“My memory of her is a funny, unforgettable, beautiful person,” Mohler said. “She would go to the ends of the earth for anybody even if she was battling things herself.”
Mohler told WAVE News she hopes Lewis gets sentenced to life in prison since her children will have to live without a mother for the rest of their lives.
“Nobody deserves to die like this,” Mohler said.
Mull said additional charges may come based on the fact Lewis allegedly shot his gun with children in the home.
“They are obviously traumatized,” said Mull, referring to the two young girls.
Lewis appeared in court on Wednesday, where he entered a plea of not guilty. He is being held without bond and is scheduled for another pre-trial conference in mid-May.
Bennett’s family ask that memorial donations be made to the Tony Bennett Memorial Foundation. Click or tap here for more details.
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