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Baisley woman pleads guilty to sister’s murder: DA

A Baisley Park Houses tenant looks at a police car last year while officers investigate the murder of Sharon Lee Hill, whose sister Lovette Ross Hill pleaded guilty to the crime earlier this week.
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A Baisley Park Houses woman pleaded guilty Monday to stabbing her younger sister to death last year in the apartment they shared according to the Queens district attorney.

Lovette Ross Hill fatally stabbed her sister Sharon Lee Hill, 28, several times on her head, face and body May 8, 2011, DA Richard Brown said.

Shortly after the stabbing Hill left the apartment and walked several blocks toward the Allen AME Church, where she approached a 53-year-old woman, punching, kicking and slapping her numerous times before fleeing the scene, Brown said.

Hill pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder to second-degree murder and third-degree assault, the district attorney said.

“The defendant has admitted to stabbing her own sister and, without provocation, attacking a woman who was merely walking home from work,” Brown said. “These two incidents clearly illustrate that the defendant is a threat to the safety of the residents of Queens County and the lengthy prison sentence to be imposed is more than justified.”

Holder indicated he would give Hill 23 years in prison at her Jan. 3 sentencing, according to Brown.

At the time of the murder, tenants said they were worried because they had heard signs of a struggle coming from the sixth-floor apartment the sisters shared the night before.

Neighbors described the victim as a nice “Christian lady” who was friendly and could be seen regularly walking her dog in the building’s courtyard.

Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at rbockmann@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4574.

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