Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Saturday, February 2, 2013
'Sea Hag' gets 30 years for shooting

The woman who calls herself "Sea Hag" and pumped five bullets into a Conch Key lobster fisherman who refused to give her a cold beer last year will spend the next 30 years in prison.

Monroe County Judge Ruth Becker sentenced Carolyn Dukeshire, 63, of Conch Key, on Thursday in the July 29 shooting death of Marty Mazur, 64, as he sat behind his home drinking a beer with a friend.

Becker agreed to the plea agreement that called for the maximum sentence allowed for second-degree murder, which is a first-degree felony, said Assistant State Attorney Tanner Demmery.

According to a Monroe County Sheriff's Office arrest affidavit, Conch Key resident Casey Whippo was drinking beer with Mazur about 6 p.m. that Sunday behind Mazur's home, 53 N. Conch Ave., when Dukeshire approached.

"Do you have a cold beer for me?" she asked. She lived on a houseboat down the street.

"I have absolutely nothing for you," Mazur reportedly replied.

Dukeshire then pulled a handgun and shot Mazur five times, hitting him twice in the abdomen, twice in the back and once in wrist, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

Mazur, who operated a commercial trap fishing boat named Crisis, was taken to Fishermen's Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Dukeshire had no previous arrest history in Monroe County.

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