Female Suspect From Police Shoot-Out Charged With Co-Defendants Death

February 14, 2008

photo of Sawajee Chiquette34-year-old Sawajee M. Chiquette of Mesa is being charged with the murder of 27-year-old Jaime Martinez under the felony murder statute. Martinez was shot and killed by police shortly after 9:00 p.m. on February 10, 2008 after he and Chiquette were suspected of committing armed robberies in Tempe and Mesa and then engaging police officers in a gun battle in a West Mesa residential neighborhood.

Chiquette was arrested on February 10, 2008 and charged with two counts of Armed Robbery, two counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of Felony Flight from Law Enforcement. She was being held at the Maricopa County Estrella Jail in Phoenix on an $18,000 bond for the Mesa charges and an unknown bond amount on the Tempe armed robbery charges. Chiquette now faces charges of First Degree Murder.

 

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