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Man sentenced to 22 years in connection with Norfolk elementary school teacher's death

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 13:19:50-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Edward Shaw will serve 22 years in prison in connection with the death of a beloved Norfolk elementary school teacher.

Shaw pleaded guilty to second degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the December 31, 2017 shooting and killing of 50-year-old Caroline Hendrix, a pre-K teacher at Oceanair Elementary School.

Hendrix, who was allegedly mistaken for a man she was with on that final day of 2017, was shot in the leg twice. The bullets would travel to her upper body, where they then caused significant damage and led to her death.

The man that was in the car with Hendrix reportedly was involved in a love triangle with Shaw and Teniqu Cushman. As part of the investigation, Cushman was charged with conspiracy. She pleaded guilty to the charge against her back in October 2018, and was sentenced to six years and seven months behind bars.