Mo. Teen Sentenced in Parents' Shooting

HOUSTON, Mo. (AP) _ A southern Missouri teenager is sentenced to
two consecutive life terms for having her boyfriend shoot her
parents while they slept in their home.
Nineteen-year-old Amelia Bird pleaded guilty last week to
second-degree murder and first-degree assault. She won't be
eligible for parole until she's at least 60.
She was 16 at the time she talked her boyfriend, Chad Brantley,
into shooting her parents at their home near Summersville.
Brantley fatally shot Bird's mother, Christina, and wounded her
father, William, in January 2006. Brantley, now 21, pleaded guilty
last month to first-degree assault, second-degree murder and two
counts of armed criminal action.
Prosecutors have recommended four consecutive life sentences for
Brantley, who was expected to testify against Bird if she want to
trial.
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