Former Conch Key resident Carolyn Dukeshire has the next 30 years to think about the can of Busch Light beer she never got from neighbor Martin Mazur.
That's the reason Dukeshire, 62, shot and killed Mazur, 64, last July 29 -- she asked Mazur for a beer and he said no. That's when she shot him five times outside his Conch Key home at 53 N. Conch Ave. It was a little after 7 p.m. Mazur later was pronounced dead at Fishermen's Community Hospital.
Dukeshire -- known by her friends and co-workers as the Seahag -- pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday, accepting an agreement with the State Attorney's Office for a maximum 30 years in prison. Assistant Public Defender Patrick Stevens represented her.
A 17-year Keys resident, Dukeshire had no previous arrest history in Monroe County.
According to a Monroe County Sheriff's Office report, just before the shooting, Dukeshire reportedly asked Mazur, for whom she had previously done some lobster-trap work: "Do you have a cold beer for me?" He reportedly replied, "I have absolutely nothing for you."
That's when Dukeshire shot Mazur twice in the lower right abdomen, twice in the back and once in the right wrist...
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