A Dallas man accused of fatally shooting his female friend after she beat him in a pick-up basketball game was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the October 2022 murder.
According to WFAA, Cameron Hogg’s conviction came after he accepted a plea deal, court documents that were filed on Tuesday revealed. Hogg shot and killed the victim Asia Womack on October 3, 2022, before he was later arrested and charged in connection with her killing.
The victim’s family said Hogg and Womack got into a verbal altercation while they were playing a pickup basketball game that she eventually won. They also said there was trash talk during the game, FOX 4 reported.
Following the heated game, Hogg allegedly shot Womack multiple times after he went to a different location to confront her. Authorities also said that Hogg fatally shot his female friend after the two got into an argument following a pick-up basketball game.
“He’d pull up to my house, pick her up. They’d ride together, eat food together, take his phone calls, give him money in jail, and you turn around and kill her?” Womack’s mother, Andrea, said in the wake of her daughter’s killing. “When I got that call, I was full of joy this morning. Hadn’t had joy in a while. But with him being captured, I am full of joy today.”
Womack was outside with a friend when Hogg shot and killed her, court documents stated. The witness told police that Hogg drove to their location and exited his vehicle angrily. She said the suspect opened fire on Womack after she got up to have another confrontation with him. Hogg shot her four times.
The suspect was later identified by the witness in a photo line-up, FOX 4 reported. “It was senseless for him to kill his friend over a basketball game. Even over words,” Andrea said. “Not the basketball game itself, but the words that were spoken after the game.”
That also wasn’t the first time Hogg had been criminally charged in Dallas County. His criminal record spans more than 10 years. Some of the previous charges brought against him include robbery, family violence, and aggravated assault.