ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The murder trial of 36-year-old Antwaun Streeter culminated Thursday when he was sentenced to life in prison for the 2017 shooting death of Radeya Haughton, his ex-girlfriend and a mother of three from Orlando.
The sentencing phase began several weeks after Streeter was found guilty on May 2 of second-degree murder with a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm and carjacking with a firearm. In May 2019, exactly three years and one day prior to when Streeter was found guilty of those charges earlier this month, he turned himself in at a Tallahassee fire station.
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Before turning himself in, Streeter had been on the run for almost 17 months after being named as a person of interest in Haughton’s death, as well as in the nearby shooting of a 21-year-old woman and the carjacking of an 80-year-old woman on Vista Largo Drive the night of Oct. 31, 2017.
Investigators said Streeter had hitchhiked from Orlando to Tallahassee and had been sleeping in the woods before arriving at the fire station and being detained. News 6 contacted Streeter’s family, who said they did not know where he was while he was in Tallahassee and presumed he was dead.
Haughton, who worked at Orlando Health as a workforce management consultant, was slain as she was driving her car in the 5100 block of Vista Lago Drive, police said. When Streeter turned himself in, her family told News 6 they were “happy and relieved.”
Police said the 21-year-old woman was shot during a failed carjacking attempt, and the 80-year-old woman was robbed of her car at gunpoint, thrown out of the vehicle and injured. Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
At Thursday’s hearing, ahead of the sentencing, Haughton’s mother spoke about her daughter and the children she left behind.
“You took away their mother from them. She will never see her little ones graduate. She didn’t see her son graduate. So now, take his freedom away for life,” she said.
Walking out of the courtroom, Haughton’s mother said that justice was served. In addition to life for second-degree murder, each of the three charges Streeter faced contributed an additional mandatory 25 years to his sentence.