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Supreme Court hears appeal of woman convicted of killing 4

February 20, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s top court is hearing an appeal from a woman sentenced to life without parole for killing a social worker and three relatives she thought played a role in her losing custody of her daughter.

Jody Herring’s attorney appealed her 2017 conviction Tuesday morning, arguing that she should have the opportunity to eventually get out of prison. MyNBC5 reports Herring admitted she killed three family members and Department of Children and Families social worker Lara Sobel as Sobel left work in August of 2015.

Herring was not present Tuesday. Her attorneys argue she should receive another sentencing hearing with the possibility of parole.

Prosecutors argued they weighed all factors in recommending Herring’s sentence, and say there is little evidence that Herring will be rehabilitated.

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Information from: WPTZ-TV, http://www.thechamplainchannel.com