Ex-girlfriend, 24, is charged with shooting and killing
Florida state senator’s son, 23, kills another man ‘after finding him in bed with her ex-girlfriend’
Lakoria Washington, 24, faces charged of first-degree murder, armed burglary and possession of a weapon by a felon
Washington is accused of shooting and killing Jason Campbell, 23, after finding him in bed with her ex-girlfriend on June 1, in Miami
Campbell was dad-of-three and the son of former state Senator Daphne Campbell
US Marshals arrested him in Washington near Daytona Beach, located some 250 miles away from crime scene, after three-week manhunt
A woman has been apprehended by the US Marshals after a three-week manhunt stemming from the deadly shooting of a former Florida state senator’s son. Prosecutors say was the murder of 23-year-old Jason Campbell was the result of a twisted love triangle involving the suspect’s ex-girlfriend.
Ex-con Lakoria Washington, 24, was arrested in suburban Daytona Beach on Monday on an out-of-county warrant charging her with first-degree murder, armed burglary and possession of a weapon by a felon.
Washington is suspected of breaking into her ex-girlfriend’s apartment at the Monte Carlo Condominiums on Northwest 165th Street in Miami on the night of June 1, and fatally shooting 23-year-old Jason Campbell, whom she had found in bed with her former lover.
Campbell was gunned down while in bed with Washington’s ex-girlfriend inside her apartment at the Monte Carlo Condominiums in Miami. Police found his lifeless body in the parking of the apartment complex, and then followed a trail of blood to the crime scene.https://nbcmiami.com/video-layout/amp_video/?noid=1:10:2478581&videoID=1912306755526&origin=nbcmiami.com&fullWidth=y&turl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailymail.co.uk%2Fnews%2Farticle-9717959%2FJilted-woman-24-charged-shooting-killing-Florida-state-senators-son.html&ourl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailymail.co.uk&lp=5&fullWidth=y&random=svrbwg&callletters=wtvj&embedded=true
Campbell, the son of former State Senator Daphne Campbell, was said to have been dating Washington’s ex-girlfriend at the time of his death.
According to court documents, the woman considered the third leg of the triumvirate, was sleeping with Campbell at the time of the shooting. However, she narrowly escaped death by running out of her apartment and hiding in a laundry room.
The woman who has not been named, later told police she heard a gunshot but did not witness the shooting.
Police were called to the scene at around 8.30am on June 1 and found Campbell dead from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the building at 494 NW 165th Street.
Officers following a trail of blood, which led them to the apartment where the attack happened.
Campbell’s mother, a Democrat who served in the Florida Senate for two years and was a three-term state representative, wrote on her Facebook at the time: ‘I did not know a mother should bury a child rather a child should bury their parents.’
Campbell leaves behind three young children.
Daphne Campbell told says she did not know the suspect and tearfully called on her to turn herself in.
Miami-Dade Police last week identified Washington, who has an extensive criminal record, as the suspect in the killing after reviewing surveillance video that allegedly showed her enter the apartment complex minutes before the shooting.
US Marshals on Monday tracked her down to Port Orange, located some 250 miles away from the scene of the crime.
As of Wednesday afternoon, she remained at the Volusia County jail pending her extradition to Miami-Dade County.
Court records reveal that the 24-year-old suspect spent a year in jail on a 2015 grand theft auto conviction, followed by two years of probation that had run out in 2018.
In 2015, the suspect, Lakoria Washington was arrested on charges including grand theft auto. She was sentenced to a year in jail and fined $853, court records show. In 2019, she was arrested on a charge of possessing marijuana. She was fined $603.
In 2016, Washington was found guilty of cannabis possession but got off with a fine.
Her record also includes arrests on counts of robbery and probation violation, but it is unclear how those cases have been resolved.
Upon learning of Washington’s arrest, Daphne Campbell wrote on Facebook Wednesday: ‘To God Be The Glory. Justice is on the way for my baby boy….RIP my loving and handsome son. Mommy loves so much and miss you. Have your time with your master.’