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Johnston Woman Will Not Face Death In Boyfriend's Slaying

Posted September 13, 2006

— A woman charged with killing her boyfriend will not face the death penalty.

Tiffany Bassett is charged with shooting and killing Keith West. West was found shot to death in his bedroom in July.

The state will not seek the death penalty because they found no evidence to support aggravated circumstances, a requirement to seek a death sentence.

West and Bassett shared a baby daughter.

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  • illegals--GO HOME Apr 25, 2007

    This is outrageous ! ! ! Keith was my cousin and served in the military, did police work, and eventually started his own private police force and did work in several states. He was asleep in bed when she shot him, and then she tried to stage things and make the police think someone broke in and shot him in bed. She was hoping she would get insurance and what property he had as they shared a home and a child. I do hope she burns in hell and I don't know h don't know how to be nice about this....she was a druggie and she stole money from his company and when he found out about it he was about to put her out so she killed him. If ever a person deserved death it is her ! ! ! I am so mad I could take her head off. Thank God that her child with Keith will never be raised by her...I only pray that a jury gives her life WITHOUT possibility of parole ! ! She deserves to die ! ! !

  • cc1chic Feb 14, 2007

    THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! IM A FRIEND OF HER MURDER VICTIM, KIETH... THIS ABSOLUTLY MAKES ME SICK.. SHE WAS A LIAR, A DRUG ADDICT AND A HORRIABLE MOTHER. AND KIETH WAS TERRIFIED ABOUT LEAVING THE BABY WITH HER... IF ANYONE DESERVES THE DEATH PENATLY ITS HER. WHAT SHE DID WAS PRE MEDITATED MURDER. HE WAS FOUND IN HIS BED WITH JUST SHORTS ON. SHE SHOT HIM WHILE HE SLEPT.. TO ME THATS HORRIABLE.. SHE DESERVES TO PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE... AND EYE FOR AN EYE....
    MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL TIFFANY. AND I HOPE YOU HATE EVERY DAY OF YOU LIFE THAT YOU DONT DESERVE TO LIVE...
    YOUR DAUGHTER IS BETTER OFF WITH OUT YOU RAISING HER!
    CC