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Woman gets 50 years for killing babysitter

A Hot Springs woman is to serve 50 years in prison after being convicted in the murder of a woman who was babysitting her grandchildren.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A Hot Springs woman is to serve 50 years in prison after being convicted in the murder of a woman who was babysitting her grandchildren.

A jury on Thursday convicted 24-year-old Dominic Hobson of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the 2005 slaying of Mary Adams Anderson. Two other people are charged and are awaiting trial.

Anderson was killed while caring for her grandchildren, ages 2 and 3.

Hobson's attorney argued that she didn't pull the trigger and was forced to go along for the robbery by the others charged in the killing.

The Sentinel-Record reports that the jury sentenced Hobson to 25 years in prison for the murder conviction and 15 years for robbery. A 10-year enhancement was imposed because the killing took place in front of children.


 

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