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Masonique Saunders

Protesters outside the Franklin County Courthouse react to the sentencing of Masonique Saunders on August 2, 2019.
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Masonique Saunders has been sentenced to three years in a Department of Youth Services prison on charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery. The charges stem from Saunders' role in an armed robbery that ended with a Columbus Police officer fatally shooting her boyfriend, Julius Ervin Tate, Jr.

Protesters gather at the Franklin County Courthouse on May 9, 2019, to protest charges against teenager Masonique Saunders.
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Masonique Saunders has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery in the case of Julius Ervin Tate, Jr., her boyfriend who was fatally shot by Columbus Police in December 2018.

Justice Harley (left) and Dkeama Alexis (right) protested for the release of Masonique Saunders outside of the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

A small group of activists protested at Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s office Monday, demanding the release of Masonique Saunders.

On Thursday, Columbus Police arrested another teenager connected to the death of 16-year-old shot Julius Ervin Tate Jr.

Tate was shot and killed by an officer during a robbery sting on Friday, Dec. 7.