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Woman guilty of slaying

on March 30, 2014 1:29 AM

WAYNESBURG (AP) — A woman charged with having aided her husband in a slaying at a remote southwestern Pennsylvania hunting cabin has been sentenced to life in prison.

The Washington Observer-Reporter reported that jurors on Friday found Lana Roe, 41, of Daisytown guilty of first-degree murder in the August 2012 shotgun slaying of Cordele Patterson, 38, of Grindstone.

Prosecutors say Roe acted as an accomplice for her husband Jason Roe, who was convicted last fall of first-degree murder.

They told jurors that Lana Roe lured Patterson outside the cabin before he was shot by her husband.

Patterson’s mother, Vivian O’Neal Russ, smiled and cried as the verdict was read.

Roe did not visibly react at the verdict.

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