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Pleasantville woman released after pleading in Atlantic City teen's killing

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A Pleasantville woman was released to home detention Friday, after pleading guilty in the 2020 killing of an Atlantic City teen.

Cu'raan Williams, 17, was fatally shot June 8, 2020, on the second-floor balcony of his Blaine Avenue home.

Shaquana Lewis and her boyfriend, Lewis Johnson, were arrested after allegedly fleeing to Pennsylvania.

Lewis, now 38, was allegedly targeting Williams' foster brother — her daughter's boyfriend — when she drove to the home with Johnson.

He is charged with shooting the teen.

Lewis agreed to testify against Johnson as part of her plea agreement, which allowed her to be released for six weeks while she awaits sentencing.

She faces a sentence of eight years with six years and eight months before she is eligible for parole, according to the plea agreement obtained by BreakingAC.

Lewis threatened Williams' brother and foster father before the killing, according to the affidavit.

She also told her daughter not to cooperate with the prosecution, Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Robinson told the judge at the woman's detention hearing in June.

But the daughter did allegedly tell investigators that her mother told her Johnson had a gun and was going to get “Boogz” — the nickname of the girl's boyfriend — as the three drove together to the corner of Blaine and Arkansas avenues before the shooting.

Johnson remains in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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Lynda Cohen

Lynda Cohen founded BreakingAC after working as a local newspaper reporter for more than two decades. She is an NJPA award-winner and was a Stories of Atlantic City fellow.

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