Daughter of ex-Indiana, Florida education czar Tony Bennett shot to death. Husband charged

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A woman was shot to dying in front of her younger daughter inside of her Sellersburg, Indiana, dwelling Friday. And her spouse is billed with murder.

The victim has been discovered as Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bennett Lewis, 32, the daughter of Tony Bennett, the previous Indiana condition Superintendent of Community Instruction and former Florida Commissioner of Instruction.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Workplace responded to the residence in the 11000 block of Forrest Hill Circle right after Lizzie Bennett’s 11-year-outdated daughter known as to report a capturing.

“She experienced termed while (the suspect) was continue to actively firing his gun all over the household and in the long run shooting and killing her mom,” a launch from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office environment stated.

Lizzie Bennett Lewis, 32, was shot to death inside her Sellersburg, Ind., home April 1, 2022.

Lizzie Bennett Lewis, 32, was shot to dying inside her Sellersburg, Ind., house April 1, 2022.

Her daughter and her 10-12 months-previous pal “have been within the dwelling and in close proximity to Lewis for the duration of the shooting,” law enforcement claimed.

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Bennett Lewis was pronounced useless at the scene.

Law enforcement determined the shooter as her spouse, Mac Lewis, who had fled. He was uncovered by Sellersburg Law enforcement driving on Point out Highway 60, taken into custody with out incident and charged with murder, tried murder and legal recklessness with a firearm.

His to start with court docket appearance was Monday morning and he is currently being held without the need of bond.

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“The Bennett family members has questioned that they be presented a second on your own to grieve the reduction of Lizzie to this senseless act of violence,” a release from the household said. “They talk to that all people just take a instant to recall her as an amazing mom, a devoted sister and a beloved daughter.

“Lizzie gave her small life to caring and aiding other people. Her decision of getting a nurse was just an extension of her motivation to make the globe a greater spot for anyone. She will be missed by her two kids and all that realized her.”

Tony Bennett served as point out superintendent for 4 years and then briefly as the Florida point out superintendent.

Editor’s Observe: A preceding model of this tale incorrectly said when the shooting transpired and the victim’s age. The target was 32 when she was shot Friday.

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