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Woman sought in Lakewood homicide

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on March 9, 2011 at 10:45 am |
March 9, 2011 4:22 pm

Lakewood police are searching for a woman they believe set up a robbery that turned deadly earlier this year.


Pierce County Superior Court Judge Frank Cuthbertson on Tuesday issued a warrant for Kisha L. Fisher’s arrest. Fisher, 36, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lenard Masten.

Masten, 39, died Jan. 16 after being gunned down on a sidewalk outside an apartment complex in the 5500 block of Chicago Avenue Southwest.

Prosecutors contend two men – Mario M. Steele and Corey Trosclair – attacked Masten intending to rob him. Masten was shot during the confrontation.

Steele, 35, and Trosclair, 41, have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. They’ve pleaded not guilty. Steele is jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail; Trosclair in lieu of $1 million bail.

Steele told detectives it was Fisher, his live-in girlfriend, who suggested the men rob Masten and called the victim to set up a meeting, court records show.

“(Fisher) had previously dated Masten and knew he was a drug dealer,” prosecutors wrote in court papers. “Additionally, she was mad at him because he had spread rumors about her being a prostitute.”

Fisher knew she would get a cut of any proceeds from the robbery, court records show.

“(Fisher) and Steele made a $1,000 back rent payment the day after the murder,” the records state.

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