Life Sentence for Teenage Girl

An East Texas teenage girl convicted of capital murder, gets life in prison. A Longview jury convicted 17 year old Barbara Elaine Jeffery of Pittsburg, for the summer robbery shooting spree, that left two convenience store clerks dead.

Twenty-four year old Roderic Lazarus was allegedly with Jeffery when she committed the murders. He will be tried at a later date. Jeffery, who was sixteen at the time of the murders, and was not eligible for the death penalty.