Detroit Woman Guilty as Charged in Shooting Death of ex-Boyfriend

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DETROIT, MI – Menayetta Yeager, the woman charged in connection with the August 27th, 2017, shooting of her ex-boyfriend, Jonte Maurice-Louis Brooks at a gas station at Mack and Van Dyke in Detroit was convicted and found guilty as charged.

On August 17th, 2018, a jury found Menayetta Yeager guilty as charged. Yesterday Yeager was sentenced before Judge Kevin Cox to life without parole on the First Degree Murder charge, and two years to consecutive on the Felony Firearm charge.

On Sunday August 27th, 2017 at 1:15 a.m., in the 7900 block of Mack, it was alleged that Menayetta Yeager was riding in a truck driven by Labarren Borom, 44-years-old, also of Detroit, when she fired shots at Jon’te Brooks while he was a driving a white Ford Windstar minivan.

After Brooks was shot, his minivan crashed into a brick wall at Greater Christ Baptist Church.

He was pronounced dead at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

There had been much speculation about Jon’te Brooks actually being shot and killed or did the crash of the minivan into the brick wall cause his death. It appears based on the information released from the Wayne County Prosecutors office, it was the gunfire that killed him and not the accident involving the van.

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