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Md. woman convicted in boyfriend's slaying in Va

Thursday - 2/6/2014, 12:11pm  ET

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) -- A May 1 sentencing is set for a Maryland woman convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of her boyfriend at a campground in Virginia.

The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1dsLwvG ) reports that 78-year-old Lillian Mae Levy of Mechanicsville, Md., entered Alford pleas on Wednesday in Spotsylvania County Circuit Court to the murder charge and to a firearms charge.

An Alford plea is one in which a defendant acknowledges there was sufficient evidence for conviction but does not admit guilt.

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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