Suffolk woman charged with murder

Published 10:20 pm Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Suffolk woman was arrested Thursday in connection with a 2005 murder in Portsmouth, the Portsmouth Police Department said.

Efuru Ayanna Tuere, of the 6000 block of College Drive, was arrested at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, where she works. Police say she and two others were involved in the shooting death of 45-year-old Ramon Lisandro Castro.



Also charged are Kevin Deonte Lassiter, 26, of Chesapeake, and Dominic Kevon Sexton, 25, of Portsmouth. Both were arrested at their homes.


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Castro was killed about 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2005, after answering a knock at the door in the 2100 block of Charleston Avenue. Police say the perpetrators forced him back into the home at gunpoint and assaulted and shot Castro and another adult male, who recovered from his injuries. Five other men who were visiting were assaulted and suffered minor injuries.

The suspects demanded money from the victims and left through a rear door prior to police arriving.

According to the press release, a Portsmouth grand jury issued indictments after detectives investigated information that recently came to light.

Each suspect is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and armed burglary, according to the press release.