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Md. woman sentenced to 20 years in Va. slaying

Friday - 5/2/2014, 7:30am  ET

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) -- A Maryland woman convicted of killing her boyfriend at a Virginia campground has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/1lGofyt ) that 78-year-old Lillian Mae Levy of Mechanicsville, Maryland, was sentenced Thursday to 17 years for second-degree murder and three years for a firearms charge. She previously had entered an Alford plea, which means the defendant acknowledges there was evidence for a conviction but does not admit guilt.

Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Neely said Levy could be eligible for geriatric parole after five years. However, he said geriatric parole is unusual in murder cases.

Levy was accused of shooting 62-year-old James Thomas of Essex County on April 27, 2013, at Wilderness Presidential Resorts in Spotsylvania County. Thomas died 12 days later.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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