16-year-old indicted after woman killed during 2012 robbery


by WHAS11


Posted on December 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 1 at 6:33 PM

(WHAS11) -- A new indictment says a 16-year-old was complicit in the murder of a Louisville woman in October of 2012.

Dayarick Booker was indicted on complicity to murder and robbery in the shooting death of Cynthia Johnson.

“It’s very frightening for someone so young to commit such a crime,” Andres Bennett of Emmanuel Baptist Church said.

Bennett remembers Johnson’s murder well.  It happened right outside her church at 39th and Broadway.

“It just speaks to our young people and what they are doing with their lives and it’s very, very sad for us,” Bennett said.

Johnson was leaving a convenience store with several other women last year when her family says she was followed.

According to an indictment Booker was involved and was possibly the one that followed the group.

Johnson’s family says two guys tried to rob the women and Johnson spoke up. Her family says that's when she was shot.

“They are just devastated because she was doing well,” Jamesetta Ferguson, who attended church with Johnson, said.

We spoke to her shortly after the murder.

They said she was a recovering addict who was heading to a group meeting when she was killed.

Booker is set to be in court on Monday, Dec. 2.

Johnson was a mother and grandmother.