Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Deidra Lane Released Today!

The Charlotte Observer reports that Deidra Lane, wife of former Carolina Panther Fred Lane will be released from prison today after serving 8 years for killing her husband. Lane, now 33, pleaded guilty in 2003 to voluntary manslaughter. Lane claimed to be a battered wife, and shot her husband at close range in their home after he returned from a trip. A summary of what led to the killing is listed below:

In the weeks before the killing, while she was nine months pregnant, Fred Lane rammed her head into a wall, broke open her lip and threw her down a flight of stairs, her lawyers said.

On the day of the killing, Deidra Lane called 911 sobbing and screaming: “He came in and he started choking me and he said this baby's not mine. He started hitting me. He wouldn't leave me alone. I kept telling him to stop.

“I've never been so scared in my life. He just wanted to hurt me and my baby. And I was so scared I just shot again.”

But Mecklenburg Assistant District Attorney Marsha Goodenow said Deidra Lane ambushed her husband, killing him for a $5 million life insurance policy.

Lane will be released to her parents custody, and returning to Columbia, SC to care for her 8 year-old daughter.

54 comments:

MacDaddy said...

Tragic story. I hope she has a successful new life.

Anonymous said...

It is my prayer that you and your child have a great life. Do not look back,head up!

Anonymous said...

this bitch brutally ambushed her husband and blew the back of his head after shooting him point blank in the chest... and u muthafuckaz wish that evil bitch good luck... ur sum suckerz.

Anonymous said...

Let's not judge because ultimately it's not up to you. Secondly, you do not know what went on that day, so you do not need to speak on something you have no knowledge of.

Anonymous said...

I'm a person who knows of the situation, & trust me, IT'S NOT WHAT FOLKS THINK! She should have gotten way more time than that! It's not about judging because she shot a man in the back of the head once he was already down! He was already shot in the chest! I HOPE SHE LOOKS BACK AT THAT EVERYDAY OF HER LIFE! If it would have been a man i her shoes, he would have never seen this side of earth ever again! IF HE WAS SO ABUSIVE, THEN LEAVE! My cousin knew her real well, but she always said that she was "crazy" behind men. AND SHE SAID THAT WAAAAAAAAAAAY BEFORE SHE KILLED FRED. There are no winners in this situation! SO ANY DAY NOW BEFORE SHE WRITES A BOOK ABOUT HER MARRIAGE & HER PRISON EXPERIENCE. She is not an overcomer nor should she be an inspiration to any sista! She's a cold blooded murderer. I pray that Fred's father & family handle this situation with ease, because I can only imagine how they feel.

Anonymous said...

Fred Lane abused women in college so iam not suprised...that his life ended so tragic....

Anonymous said...

Deidra was my best friend in college at FAMU. My prayers are with her family and Fred's family. There is only one judge GOD.

LORD HAVE MERCY said...

I PRAY THAT SHE GETS ON HER KNEES AND PRAYS TO GOD FOR FORBIVENESS. THEN IN TIME SHE WILL GO TO THE LANE FAMILY AND ASK THEM FOR FORGIVENESS. AND THEN WHEN HER CHLD GETS A LILLT OLDER SHE WILL ASK HER CHILD TO FORGIVE HER. IT IS B/C OF HER SHE WILL NEVER KNOW HER FATHER, B/C HER MAMA WAS GREEDY OVER A DOLLAR!!!

Anonymous said...

I nor no one else know's what happen,everyone can say what they want about deidra, If you dont know her dont judge her...I found it odd that the fater of Mr Lane got on T.V and never once spoke of his son's daughter (his grandchild). I know for a fact that the Lane Family never seen her or have any contact with her. Deidra was in jail so why have they left their grandchild all alone.Fred has another child that is around the same age as deidra daughter.so tell me why if they loved him so much why is his child not getting any love?she can't be held accountable for what her mother did to her father and only a evil person would mistreat a child..........

Anonymous said...

She got away with murder. The delibertly planned his murder and left two children without a father. She is a ruthless murderer and guess what..she is evil...she will do it again...

Anonymous said...

It is unbelievable that they had a physical fight, as she reported to the police, before she killed her husband. Even the police report noted that she had no injuries, except that she was complaining that her shoulder hurt - anyone who shoots a rifle/shotgun will take less than a second to know what caused the shoulder pain....and it wasn't from being in a physical fight. Further, even if we take her word and believe that they were fighting, there was no reason to shoot him the 2nd time in the back of the head after he had already fallen to the floor. That 2nd shot made the situation MURDER!!! Anyone who has personally experienced domestic violence will not stick around after the first shot, not would the be brave enough to stand over the man. Where's the fear in her actions? Why shoot him in the head? The only reason is to ensure that he wouldn't live. There is nothing driven by domestic violence in this situation unless she was the abuser. This is a horrible situation. Too bad the prosecutors gave her the plea bargin of manslaughter instead of murder. But, knowing that this woman is a bank robber, thief and murderer, it won't be long before she ends up back in jail or dead. When that day comes, that's when the Lane family may have some justice.

Anonymous said...

All this talk about "don't judge her" .. "Only God can judge her" is a futile attempt to be righteous. If what you are saying is true then why do we punish people who commit crimes and why do we even have a jury? Because WE as people cast our judgement onto others when they commit a crime and WE as a human race deserve such justice. So what you are saying is I shouldn't judge someone who is a known and convicted child molestor in my area and I probably shouldn't know if they live in my area... because I shouldn't judge them? Bullcrap.. They can be YOUR neighbor and play with your grand kids while you tell them it's not our place to judge. Let's just stop with this self-righteous crap about not judging people. Your tolerance of the devil, criminals and their ways makes me sick!

Anonymous said...

I wish your family luck, and GOD will be the judge no one should be judgeful.....I do feel bad for Fred Lanes famil and what tragic events which has happened.. no one can judge you but God..and everynight you have to be the one to think about this and what really happened. May God have mercy on your soul

Anonymous said...

I hope someone shoots her in the face.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to Fred's daughter he had six months before Deidra's daughter was born whom he was leaving Deidra for her mother? I heard she looks just like him and his mother and spends alot of time with his family. Keep her hid before she tries to BLOW her head off just for looking like him!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the person who said that he or she hopes someone shoots her in the face. Better yet, in the back of the head once she's already been shot. Any single person who knows a fair amount of information about this case to judge her would know that she's guilty. Not by intuition, by physical evidence. Domestic abuse? Okay, definitely handle your business. She shot him point blank in the back of his head after he was already fatally wounded. She spent all of his money and he was going to leave her. Don't argue your religious judgment bull here unless you're willing to turn a blind eye to anyone who murders. If you believe in God, great; you feel you don't need any other rationale. If you want to be realistic, exercise YOUR brain and YOUR judgment for once in your life; not "God's". This woman is what YOU would call the devil incarnate.

Also a side note: if you want to gain any credibility in your arguments, learn how to edit what you type. Illiterate people embarrass themselves before they can even begin to make a point.

Anonymous said...

its my hope you dont collect dime one of this mans money and you hurry up and drop dead! you and every other killer who claims abuse to cover up for you greed! stop the damn madness!

Anonymous said...

Deidra truth in God.

Anonymous said...

I was in Charlotte in 1999. A lot of tragedy in sports was going on at that time and this sotry was one of them. I just had to google this girl in light of the Chris Henry tragedy (who I believe was killed, period.)

I remember reading that this Deidre chick was also a bank robber and her family was well-connected in S.C.

I hope she got turned out and beaten down in jail. May her life be wracked with misery and failure.

You can look at her face and see she is pure evil.

Big Head said...

Unbelievable, 8 years for murdering someone and hiding behind so called domestic violence. If that were my brother I would be glad to see her out of jail because I will deliver to her the same justice. But only with a machete....

Anonymous said...

Was she also a poor victim of the banks she robbed? While it's not for me to judge her, she will meet He that does have the right to judge.

Deidra Lane is a scumbag, a bank robber, and a murderer. She should have been locked up for life.

Anonymous said...

I do not feel bad for that stupid bitch at all. She should have got a longer sentence. She lied about everything! SHE WAS THE A B U S E R IN THE RELATIONSHIP not him! His teammates even saw the bruises and scratches he had from her. Also she hurt him in front of his teammate on a double date while he was injured. The gold digging bitch ran up his bank account and etc... PLUS AFTER SHE ADMITTED TO KILLING HER HUSBAND, SHE WENT OUT AND ROBBED BANKS! SERIOUSLY!? THE O N L Y REASON FOR KILLING HIM WAS THE MONEY! HE WAS GOING TO THE COLTS AND GOING TO DIVORCE HER! She doesn't deserve anything but life or death in prison!

Anonymous said...

There is absolutely NO excuse for what this woman did. Abused my ass! My hope for this evil woman, I hope someone blows her heart out of her chest. She doesn't deserve a successful new life. She doesn't deserve to be out walking the streets. It's only a matter of time before she's committing crimes to get her hands on a dollar. I hope she suffers every day of her life. I hope her children know and despise her for what she is. She gives women a bad name!

Anonymous said...

My prayer has been answered. I do not judge her I just hope she has one millimeter of a heart beat and decides to make peace with Freds entire family. She will meet someone and begin her life all over again. She sowed a seed that she shall reep. No need to look over your shoulder Deidra your evil past will look you in the eye.....

Anonymous said...

I blame the system for allowing people like deidra to even exist. A simple slap on the rist was all she got for bank robbery and first degree murder. That says a lot about Charlotte, because if she would have tried that shit in Texas she would have been sitting on deathrow for 8 years, and after they let her go the allow her to go home to her child.So when that child grows up all messed up in the head blame Charlotte. My prayers go out to the Lane family because they were delt a great injustice, and no type of punishment would have brought back there son but 8 years was not a punishment for MURDER!!! It was a time out.

Anonymous said...

She is also a convicted bank robber. She should be in jail for life.

Anonymous said...

The headline reads, "Deidra Lane Released Today!" Exclamation point? Are you serious? This woman is a murderer; there is no need to celebrate her release. Some impartiality would be nice.

Anonymous said...

That evil bitch should be killed no questions asked, Charlotte has a terrible justice system to allow a evil bitch who robbed banks and shot a man in the back of his head after already being shot in the chest makes me sick. I hope she gets a dealt with the proper way & stop all that judgement bullshit ok, i love god also but this bitch is the devil & should be killed.

Anonymous said...

I just saw this story on Oxygen a part of the Snapped new season.

I am well aware of domestic violence and I agree that she was the aggressor not Fred.

I also believe he figured out she robbed those banks and was going to turn her in.

She got a 5 million life insurance policy on him just before she killed him. COME ON.... She clearly planned to kill him.

Tonya Watson her BFF that did the first robbery with her knew what was going on.

And yes she will be judged by God and when that day comes ... whew. Taking another life is the unforgivable.

I also agree she will do it again.

Anonymous said...

I pray for the Lane family lose. God will judge us all, some of us will have more to be judged upon... God expanded HELL, he did not do this because he wanted to, HELL was expanded because of the things we do... The BIBLE is very clear about the right and wrong that man does, it is also very clear as to what will happen when we disobey... Having my blood on my hand is one thing, but having the blood of my brothers and sisters in CHRIST, well that is something I pray GOD will never have to judge me for... These people can lie to man, but to the Father they will have to answer... We all need to read REVELATIONS daily, put the fear of HELL into us... To those of us that wish to name call and pass judgement, I say to you to pray for her that GOD has mercy on her soul... The flesh is weak, but the soul is an eternal being that will suffer if cast into the flames of HELL. SEVEN times hotter than anything known to man, remember the SUN and the heat it shares with us daily... Pray for change and salvation, for GOD soo loved the world that he gave his ONLY begotten SON... To know that we are sinners, liars, and back stabbers is amazing show of real love for mankind... We should be the same as the Father in Heaven and find it in our hearts to love and to help each other...

Anonymous said...

It just goes to show you that MONEY can buy you whatever you want. SHES A KILLER AND ONLY SERVED 2YEARS FOR TAKING
A MAN'S LIFE. NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!

Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone on here. I was very close to Fred. We called him Lil Fred. Some people don't know the whole story but I do know that this was not what Deidra said it was. I saw Fred just before he left his home town he had been here for the Fourth of July events...then hours after he had left the news of him being shot to death was on Sports Center. Deidra was selfish, cunning, and had intentions of this all alone. When I spoke to Fred before he left there was only talk of him playing with Payton Manning...there was not talk of his child not being his. He was ready to leave Deidra because of some information that he received about a "Bank Robbery" that she was involved in. They had their problems but not to the extent that she stated. She served her time for what she was charged with and that should be the end of it. She has to answer to God as we all do. She already made amends to the family but that still does not replace Lil Fred. How do I know this much about the story???? Because I am his cousin.

Anonymous said...

and now she works for rosen law firm in raleigh and goes by the name deidra gary she stays in gardner now with another convicted felon you kill someone and then go work at a law firm she hides her true name and is sleeping with the boss this is so wrong a mans family has lost their son and she acts like nothing happen

Anonymous said...

i thought i saw that bitch damn whats the number to that rosen law firm i think we should let them know about this trick

Anonymous said...

919-787-6668

Anonymous said...

Look people, that evil bitch wanted money and only money. She really got away with murder in this lfe. She was and still is a dirty bitch. The man did not want her ass anymore, and her mission was to get a big pay day before he got out.

Anonymous said...

fyi, gary is a maiden name. she didn't change her name to hide her identity. and all these threats and ill will against her?! are any of you any better then she? she did it, admit it, repented, and did her time. what else is to be expected?! if you didn't appreciate the time served, blame the justice system. if you think it's broke, fix it! meanwhile, despite this women's past, deidra has a right to move forward.

Anonymous said...

Can her husband get another chance. She robbed and killed. Got less then 8 years. She choose to stay in that relationship. When he was gone she could have left. Every move she made was calculating. It shows that she was money hungry. Now she's doing what she should have been doing working. Personally, I being a Christian would forgive her but, I would want no part of her. The parents needed to seek full custody and court ordered visitation with someone with her. Her mother came to get the son and she didn't mention it to her mother I feel 8yrs was not enough time. She has no regard for rules or the law a d now works for a law firm the parents need to file a civil suit since she loves money so much

Anonymous said...

I was locked up with deidra from 2003 to 2005 andI seen no remorse in her at all she walked around everyday with a smile on her face she was very friendly but at the same time was sneaky ,ahe was a person that always bragged about material and she dated a couple of females and when she couldnt have her way or thought they was cheating on her she wud flip. I lived in the wing with her forabout 2 months she is very pretty I think thats y she got away wit alot because by her looks u wud neva think she is that type of person

Anonymous said...

I hope the cunt gets ovarian cancer and has to shit in a bag while she dies a slow and painful death. What a murderous piece of shit. Oh, and she's fat and ugly too and looks like a goddam gorilla.

wonderwoman said...

Deidra Lane is a sociopath who got away with murder. Keep in mind she grew in an affluent African American family in Charolette, SC. She always got her way including with this murder and the wachovia bank that she robbed with her co-worker. Involuntary manslaughter was not the right verdict in this case, it was murder plain and simple. She blew off the side of his face because she was angry because he was leaving her because she spent all the money. They never recovered the $40K she stole from the bank. When she was released she got into a BMW back to the life she had before she was in prison. I am sure she is living high on the $5 million insurance policy left by Fred Lane. Her parents always shielded her from consquences of her bad choices as they are doing now by letting her work at a law firm. It's just a matter of time before she starts stealing from the law firm and their client trust accounts. SMH!

Anonymous said...

Her father attends my church and he is a decent guy' however, I was disappointed to know that he upholds her crime. He also received the 5 MM. That is the tragedy. Fred's family should have. She will get hers for sure...maybe he will as well.

Anonymous said...

A lie

Anonymous said...

I wish this bitch nOthing but bad luck...all she had tO dO was pack her shit file child suppOrt like the rest Of them skank hOes and get On with her life ....fuck that Bitch

Anonymous said...

I feel that whatever happened didn't need to result in a death. Many a woman before and since her have been hit and or cheated on and packed their shit and moved on with their children and their lives. Robbing banks and murdering husbands won't get you in heaven or a spot light on Lifetime, if you pay attention all the movies they have made off the Snapped series have been about the white women....

Anonymous said...

Hey azz hole only they know what happened u don't know her u weren't their so do judge.

Anonymous said...

She is a overcomer and a damn good friend to me. My mom came from abuse and trust when she had enough she didn't hold anything back

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Anonymous said...

Skank bitch. I hope her children grow up to hate her and I hope she dies an early death.

Anonymous said...

Over kill no one has a right to kill and steal money .u leave

Anonymous said...

Take a look at our self .u can't write a point

Anonymous said...

Amen