March 25, 2011: Commonwealth v. Yolanda Watson : 42 year old Yolanda Watson was sentenced to 7and a half to 15 years in prison by the Honorable Sandy Byrd today for jury tampering. Watson was convicted of Aggravated Jury Tampering on January 21, 2011 for attempting to bribe a juror in her boyfriend Rico Lofton’s Attempted Murder trial. Lofton was convicted and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for a 2006 drive-by shooting where two boys, a 16 year old and 3 year old, were shot. ADA Carrie Sarhangi successfully prosecuted this case.
Jury Tampering Sentence