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'Sea hag' gets 30 years in prison for fatal shooting over can of beer

Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Carolyn Dukeshire pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting a man who refused to give her a can of Busch Light beer.

The Florida Keys woman known as "the sea hag" who shot and killed her neighbor after he refused to give her a beer has been sentenced to 30 years behind bars.
Carolyn Dukeshire, 62, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday in the July 2012 shooting of 64-year-old Martin Mazur, according to KeysNet.com.


Dukeshire, who was facing a first-degree murder charge and made a deal with prosecutors, submitted a statement to the judge saying she was remorseful and would pay the rest of her life for losing her composure.

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Police say Dukeshire had approached Mazur outside his Conch Key home and asked him for a can of Busch Light.

"Do you have a cold beer for me?" she asked, according to a Monroe County Sheriff's Office report.

"I have absolutely nothing for you," he replied.

That's when Dukeshire, who had no previous arrest history in Monroe County, shot Mazur five times. He later died at a nearby hospital.