The girlfriend of one of the suspected shooters accused of killing a Donora convenience store employee was accused on Wednesday of aiding him in the February 24 shooting.
Jah Zhannee Inifi Sutton, 27, of Homewood, is charged with conspiracy involving homicide and possession of an instrument of crime almost 10 months after Nicholas Tarpley was shot dead while working at the Anna convenience store Lee.
Sidney Devon McLean, 32, of McKeesport, and Devell Dexter Christian, 32, of White Oak, were charged in late July and charged with entering the store at 501 Allen Ave. and shooting Tarpley, 28, several times while making a sandwich. for a client. Both are awaiting trial on manslaughter and other charges, and could face the death penalty if convicted.
State police say Sutton is McLean’s girlfriend and the two were found together in a Monroeville hotel room during his arrest on July 30. Police wrote in court documents that they found various DNA on one of the two handguns used to kill Tarpley. be that of McLean and Sutton.
She is being held without bond at the Washington County Jail. His preliminary hearing before District Judge Mark Wilson is tentatively scheduled for December 22 at 11:30 a.m.