NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City woman has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the plastic-bag suffocation death of a 91-year-old in 2003.
Sparkle Daniel was found guilty of second-degree murder earlier this month. Bronx Supreme Court Justice John Carter called the crime “despicable” as he sentenced the 25-year-old woman on Monday.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Shot In Head In Newark Survives Emergency Surgery, Family Says; Police Looking For Suspects
Prosecutors said Daniel and another woman poured wine down 91-year-old Nellie Hocutt’s throat and stuffed her mouth with a piece of cloth before suffocating her with a plastic bag.
They say the suspects bound the woman to a chair with tape and a telephone cord.READ MORE: Group Marches Across Manhattan Bridge To Protest Shooting Death Of Daunte Wright In Minnesota
At the time of their arrest in 2007, police said the women had decided to rob Hocutt of a gold chain and some towels.
The second defendant is awaiting trial.MORE NEWS: Hundreds Gather At Police Dept. In Minneapolis Suburb For 2nd Night Of Daunte Wright Protests
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