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Queens Woman Sentenced In Deadly NJ Robbery

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MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A woman who set up a New Jersey home invasion robbery in which her stepmother was fatally shot has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Yvette Garcia of Queens, must serve 85 percent of the term imposed Friday before becoming eligible for parole. The 37-year-old Garcia pleaded guilty in July 2009 to conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Garcia says she did not plan for 43-year-old Gerardina Garcia to be killed in the April 2006 robbery. She was gunned down in her car — in front of her 8-year-old son — as she pulled into the driveway of her Egg Harbor Township home.

The gunman, Anthony DiGisosaffatte, also from Queens, received a 30-year term when he was sentenced last fall.

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