Dec. 12, 2019 By Christian Murray
An Astoria woman who fatally shot her boyfriend and then set his body on fire pleaded guilty yesterday to first-degree manslaughter.
Dawn McIntosh, 50, shot her boyfriend Shron McWhorter, 43, in the chest and torso sometime some time between 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 and Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, according to court documents. The shooting took place in the rear of 27-25 12th St. in Astoria.
McIntosh disposed of the gun after the shooting and washed her clothes. She then moved McWhorter’s body with the help of her two children to a nearby alley and then set his body on fire. Police were only able to identify McWhorter’s body because of a tattoo on his left arm.
“The defendant admitted to a particularly heinous crime in which she fatally shot her boyfriend and then tampered with evidence by, among other things, setting the deceased’s body on fire. She now faces a lengthy prison term for this horrible act,” said Acting District Attorney John M. Ryan in a statement.
McIntosh pleaded guilty before Queens Supreme Court Justice Barry Schwartz.
Schwartz indicated that he would sentence McIntosh to 24 years in prison to be followed by 5 years post release supervision. She is scheduled for sentencing on Jan. 22, 2020.