<p>A DeKalb County man has pleaded guilty to a 2001 shooting spree that left two people dead and two others wounded in East Point, including his former wife.</p><p>Prosecutors didnt offer 44-year-old William Charles Lewis any deals before he accepted responsibility for his crimes Tuesday, meaning he could face the death penalty.</p><p>Lewis asked Fulton County Superior Court Judge Alice D. Bonner on Tuesday to forgo a jury trial and have her determine his punishment. Bonner set a sentence hearing for Monday.</p><p>Lewis, a construction business owner, was charged in a string of shootings that began in February 2001 _ a few months after his wife, Rosa M. Lewis, filed for divorce.</p><p>Prosecutors said Lewis first targeted his wifes best friend, Cynthia Floyd Rolle, approaching her as she pulled into her driveway on Feb. 28. and shooting her four times with a .40-caliber handgun. Rolle died of bullet wounds to the heart.</p><p>Then on April 8 _ Lewis wedding anniversary _ he shot two strangers, prosecutor Anna Green said.</p><p>Roger Orr answered his front door to find Lewis on the other side with a gun. Orr, who was shot in the arm and back, survived his wounds. But an hour later, Lewis shot and killed Antonio Stephney, who was waiting inside his car at a stop sign on his way to work.</p><p>When Lewis divorce became final on April 24, he turned his weapon on his ex-wife, who had moved into an East Point apartment with a female roommate. Wearing a mask, Lewis fired four shots as Rosa Lewis pulled into her driveway.</p><p>Rosa Lewis stumbled from her car to her front porch and up the steps, and pounded on the door. If her roommate had not answered, Lewis ex-wife probably would have bled to death, Green said.</p>
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