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Woman Sentenced for Killing Ex’s Mom, Who Was Her Boss …

On Thursday, before being sentenced to 23 years in prison in the 2015 poisoning death of her ex-boyfriend’s mother, a 24-year-old New York woman insisted she was innocent of the crime of which she’d been convicted three months earlier.

According to multiple news reports, Kaitlyn Conley was found guilty in November of first-degree manslaughter in the death of 60-year-old Mary Louise Yoder, a Whitesboro, New York, chiropractor who was also her boss.

The Post-Standard and local TV station WKTV report that Conley spoke during her sentencing in Oneida County, New York, Court on Thursday, saying: “With all respect to the justice system, I’m innocent.”

In addition to her prison term, Conley will be under five years’ post-release supervision, according to WKTV.

Prosecutors argued Conley poisoned Yoder, for whom she had worked for four years, as revenge against Yoder’s son, Adam, the Post-Standard

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Texas Woman Accused of Damaging Warhol Paintings on Drunken First Date Could Face Life in Prison

The 29-year-old woman accused of damaging at least $300,000 worth of artwork during an alleged drunken first date with a prominent Houston lawyer is disputing the allegations and saying there is more to the story, multiple outlets report.

Lindy Lou Layman appeared in court in Houston on Tuesday in connection with a felony criminal mischief charge filed in December, the Houston Chronicle reports.

She could face life in prison if convicted, according to the Chronicle.

The degree of the charge is determined by the value of the objects that were damaged, the Chronicle explains. In this case, Layman has been charged with the maximum penalty, a first-degree felony, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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Layman was arrested on Dec. 23,

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Missing Virginia Woman Found Dead Inside Her Home After Her Fiancé Reported Her Missing

The body of a Virginia woman was found inside her home on Monday night, two days after her fiancé reported her missing.

Police haven’t announced a cause of death for 31-year-old Molly Miller. The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy on Wednesday to determine how she died.

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Miller was found inside the home that she shared with her fiancé, Anson Parker.

According to police, Parker had last seen Miller at the home at 8:30 p.m. on December 29. Shortly after, someone used Parker’s credit card to purchase more than $300 of groceries. Police have not disclosed if they believe either Parker or Miller used the card. About 24 hours later, Parker filed a missing persons report.

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Virginia Woman Found Dead Inside Her Home Was Reported …

The body of a Virginia woman was found inside her home on Monday night, two days after her fiancé reported her missing.

Police haven’t announced a cause of death for 31-year-old Molly Miller. The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy on Wednesday to determine how she died.

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Miller was found inside the home that she shared with her fiancé, Anson Parker.

According to police, Parker had last seen Miller at the home at 8:30 p.m. on December 29. Shortly after, someone used Parker’s credit card to purchase more than $300 of groceries. Police have not disclosed if they believe either Parker or Miller used the card. About 24 hours later, Parker filed a missing persons report.

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Brooklyn Woman Found Dead Near Her Crying Daughter | PEOPLE …

A New York City woman was found dead at the bottom of a staircase inside her home on Wednesday morning after neighbors heard a child crying near her body, according to reports about the incident.

“Officers discovered a 22-year-old female victim unconscious and unresponsive laying on the bottom of the basement staircase with trauma to the body,” N.Y.C. police said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

Tonie Wells was pronounced dead at the scene. Her official cause of death is pending results of an autopsy from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York.

Police were called after neighbors reportedly heard a toddler girl crying and unattended at the basement steps of the two-story home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, according to local TV station WNBC.

The child — Wells’ daughter — was unhurt, according to news reports.

Authorities began searching for Wells’ husband, Barry Wells, after they responded to the scene.

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LA Woman Who ‘Vanished’ Months Ago May Be a Human Trafficking Victim, Authorities Say

On Aug. 28, Leah Rose Altmann left the Los Angeles apartment she shared with a roommate. Carrying only a backpack, she didn’t say where she was going. She left most of her possessions behind, including her clothing and makeup.

She hasn’t returned. About a month later, police in L.A.’s North Hollywood neighborhood spotted her outside a Panera Bread. It was the last time she has been seen.

Altmann, 27, was an avid user of social media, but her accounts have now gone dormant. She didn’t call her mother on her birthday in November — which family members say isn’t normal.

“She just vanished,” her father, Paul Altmann, tells PEOPLE. “We have no idea where she is or what she’s doing. Everyone is very worried about her, because she just wouldn’t vanish for so long.”

“She’s 27, but she’s only 4-foot-9-inches tall and 90 lbs.,” Paul continues of his daughter, who is fond of wearing

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Arizona Woman, 69, Mauled to Death By Akita While Volunteering with Dog Rescue Organization

 

A 69-year-old Arizona woman was mauled to death Wednesday by a dog while volunteering at the Canine Country Club and Feline Inn in Phoenix, PEOPLE learns.

The victim, Carol Harris, was killed by an Akita.

Harris was volunteering with Akita Advocates, which had rented out space at the Canine Country Club and Feline Inn in Phoenix.

The organization confirmed Harris was killed Wednesday in a statement posted to Facebook.

The Canine County Club and Feline Inn issued a statement on the mauling incident: “It is with heavy hearts we pass along sad news. This afternoon a volunteer from one of the rescue groups we host was playing with…[an] Akita [that] is owned by the rescue group, Akita Advocates…in one of our play yards when [the] dog attacked her. She was taken to the hospital with critical injuries, and has since passed away.”

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PEOPLE Explains: Virginia Woman Mauled to Death By Her Two Dogs While Walking Them in Woods

The scenario sounded far-fetched to those who knew 22-year-old Bethany Lynn Stephens: While on a walk in the woods with her two pet pit bull dogs, the animals attacked and mauled the Virginia woman, killing her.

Goochland County, Virginia, sheriff’s deputies who encountered her body Thursday night were responding to a call around 8:20 p.m. from her father, who had grown concerned when Stephens did not return home, Sheriff James Agnew said at a news conference on Friday.

Initial findings from the medical examiner appeared to confirm injuries to the victim “consistent with being mauled by these dogs,” the sheriff said.

“This was not a homicide,” he said.

A member of the Stephens family declined comment when called by PEOPLE.

Here are five things to know about the tragedy:

1. The Victim Was Visiting Her Father

Stephens did not live in Goochland, Virginia, where the attack on her occurred, but had grown up in the area

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N.C. Woman Sentenced to Prison After Son Freezes to Death …

A North Carolina woman whose 3-year-old son froze to death on their porch earlier this year pleaded guilty on Monday to an involuntary manslaughter charge, PEOPLE confirms.

Jamie Basinger was unconscious, with drugs in her system, as her son, Landyn, was dying outside her home in March, according to a Burke County court official.

Following her plea this week, Basinger was sentenced to 19 and 32 months in prison. That sentence was suspended and she was give three years’ probation, with credit for 245 days already served, according to Basinger’s attorney, Frank Webster, and the Morganton News Herald.

Webster tells PEOPLE she will only serve her remaining months in prison if she violates her probation, meaning her release from behind bars is immediate.

Basinger was also originally charged with felony child abuse in Landyn’s death, but prosecutors dropped that count as part of a plea deal, according to Webster and the

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Couple Charged After Woman Was Found Dead & Her 8-Year-Old Daughter Tied-Up Inside Hawaii Home

A couple was charged with second-degree murder on Monday after law enforcement discovered a 51-year-old woman bludgeoned to death inside a Hawaii home, officials told local news outlets.

Stephen Brown, 23, and Hailey Dandurand, 20, were charged with second-degree murder, as well as burglary in the first degree and kidnapping. Brown’s bail was set at $1 million and Dandurand was set at $500,000, according to records obtained by PEOPLE.

On Thursday afternoon, Telma Boinville was reportedly hired to clean the two-story vacation house where her body was found by tourists arriving from Australia. Her 8-year-old daughter was discovered upstairs where she was alive but tied up, officials said.

“They tied up my daughter and they beat my wife to death with a baseball bat,” the victim’s husband Kevin Emery told Hawaii News Now on Thursday. “They won’t even let me in the house because

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